‘The price of silence is unacceptable’: The letters Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza sent to the BBC from prison

‘The price of silence is unacceptable’: The letters Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza sent to the BBC from prison

  • Sarah Rainford
  • Correspondent in Eastern Europe

Vladimir Kara Murza

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Legend,

Vladimir Kara-Murza is a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

When Vladimir Kara-Murza announced he would return to Moscow earlier this year, his wife Evgenia knew of the risk, but did not try to stop it.

Russia had invaded Ukraine. Thousands of protesters had been arrested and it was a crime to call the invasion a war. Yet the activist insisted on returning to Russia.

Vladimir is a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and a vocal critic of atrocities committed by his country’s military.

He is imprisoned and charged with treason. Evgenia has not been allowed to speak to him since April.

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