Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza

Russian politician and journalist (born 1981)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Кара́-Мурза́, born 7 September 1981) is a Russian politician, critic, activist and journalist.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza
Владимир Владимирович Кара-Мурза
A standing bearded Russian man while wearing a pink shirt and striped necktie while holding a wireless black microphone; on his right index finger is a shiny golden wedding ring.
Kara-Murza in 2005
Personal details
Born (1981-09-07) 7 September 1981 (age 41)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political partySolidarnost (since 2008)
Russian Republican – People's Freedom (since 2012)
Alma materCambridge University

Since 2012, he served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Institute of Modern Russia. He is an elected member of the Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition. He serves on the federal council of the Republican Party of Russia – People's Freedom Party and the Solidarnost pro-democracy movement.

Kara-Murza is a coordinator of Open Russia, which promotes civil society and democracy in Russia.[1][2][3]

On 2 February 2017, Kara-Murza was hospitalized for sudden multiple organ failure and was placed on life-support.[4]

His father was television host and Putin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza Sr..


  1. Luhn, Alec (May 27, 2015). "Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza in hospital after falling ill". The Guardian.
  2. Porter, Tom (May 27, 2015). "Russia: Anti-Kremlin activist Vladimir Kara-Murza in hospital after 'poisoning'". International Business Times.
  3. Tétrault-Farber, Gabrielle (May 31, 2015). "Opposition Activist Remains in Critical Condition". Moscow Times.
  4. "Russian critic Vladimir Kara-Murza suffers sudden organ failure". BBC News. 2 February 2017.