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Mr Vladimir Kara-Murza


Vladimir Kara-Murza
Fellow type
Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow, alumnus 2000 History


Vladimir Kara-Murza was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment in a Russian penal colony in April 2023. He joined Trinity Hall as an undergraduate in 2000 and graduated with first-class honours to become an adviser for liberal Russian politician Boris Nemtsov. Three months after Mr Nemtsov’s assassination in 2015, Mr Kara-Murza was poisoned for the first time. After a period of recuperation in the USA he returned to Russia where he was poisoned again in 2017. In April 2022, he was arrested and jailed in Russia. Later that year he was awarded the European Union Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize which was received in his absence by his wife Evgenia. She also accepted the College’s nomination of an honorary fellowship on her husband’s behalf.