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

  • Sarah Regenford
  • Correspondent in Eastern Europe

Vladimir Kara-Murza

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Vladimir Kara-Murza is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

When Vladimir Kara-Murza announced his return to Moscow earlier this year, his wife Evgenia knew about the risk but didn’t 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. Nevertheless, the activist insisted on returning to Russia.

Vladimir is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and an outspoken critic of the atrocities committed by his country’s army.

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

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