Autumn Lecture 2021: ‘Media and civil society under attack in Russia: what can we do?’ on 22 September (on Zoom)
You are warmly invited to The BEARR Trust’s Autumn Lecture, a discussion on the theme of ‘Media and civil society under attack in Russia: what can we do?’ on Wednesday 22 September at 16:00 UK time. The event will be held on Zoom.
Please use this link to register for the event.
Our speakers are Maria Logan, Trustee, Future of Russia Trust, based in London, and Anastasia Burakova, Chairperson of the “Otkrytka” Human Rights Team in St Petersburg, Russia, which provides legal assistance to Russian citizens whose human rights are threatened by the practices of the police, courts and law enforcement agencies.
About our speakers:
Trustee, Future of Russia Trust
Maria Logan is a native of St. Petersburg, an international lawyer and human rights campaigner.
Maria has previously worked as part of the litigation practice group at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig in Washington, DC. In 2008, she joined the worldwide campaign for Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s release. She coordinated international human rights organizations in support of Mr Khodorkovsky and represented his case before governmental institutions worldwide. Since Mr Khodorkovsky’s release from prison, Maria has spearheaded several of his new initiatives designed to support civil society and defend human rights in Russia.
Anastasia Burakova has been actively involved in human rights advocacy and democratic activism since 2011.
Since 2017 Anastasia has been a lawyer at the “Otkrytka” Human Rights Team in St Petersburg, Russia, which provides legal assistance to Russian citizens, whose human rights are threatened by the practices of the police, courts and law enforcement agencies. In April 2019 she was elected chairperson of “Otkrytka”.
Anastasia was also one of founders of United Democrats project, which provided logistic and legal support for independent candidates participating in municipal elections in St Petersburg. Currently, Anastasia is working on expanding the scope of the United Democrats project to other regions in Russia, and continues to provide legal advice as part of the Human Rights Team.