Newsletters / Opening up the Future


The future of every Russian citizen (and non-Russian, too, in this globalised world) is what Open Russia is all about. Everything we do is done with an eye to the future – your future.

In the first few months of 2016, Open Russia launched a number of initiatives that will form the core of its activities, looking ahead at the next generation, an alternative Russia that can take its place in the world as an equal – highly educated, open minded, democratic, thoughtful, and talking about everything to everybody, without fear or favour.

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Education is the key to success in this globalised world. The Open Russia University is about preparing tomorrow’s leaders.

It’s an online educational humanities project, taught in Russian by leading academics, scientists, writers and economists, and open to all Russian speakers, of any age, wherever they may be.

And judging by the number of admissions we’ve had, open minded is the way to go!

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Let’s vote for our future! Let’s not allow anybody to take our future away from us. It’s in your hands.

Open Elections is the democratic elections project of Open Russia.

Russia will hold elections to the State Duma [parliament] elections this September, Open Russia is supporting a number of candidates campaigning on a liberal democratic ticket.

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There can be no future unless we think about what we want it to look like. So we invited the brightest Russian minds to do just that.

The Institute of Modern Russia, the think-tank of the Open Russia movement, published its Constitutional Reform report – the first of a series, looking at an alternative Russia. In their introduction, the authors describe a situation that is at once pessimistic and hopeful.

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Wouldn’t you like to know what really goes on inside the Kremlin? To find out what they’re really up to? Do they even give one thought to our future? The Open Wall is the opinionated opinion column that even the Kremlin can’t help reading …

In Genuine Panama we look at what the Panama Papers mean for Putin. And in From the iron curtain to a broken window Mikhail Khodorkovsky looks at Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech, in the context of today’s conflicted relationship between Russia and the West.

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What are thinking Russians really thinking? What are Russians really saying – when there’s nobody around, that is, to keep them quiet …?

The Open Russia Club opened its doors at the end of last year, since which time it has rapidly become an established part of Russian cultural life..

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