Saturday, March 25, 2023

My Duty to Not Stay Silent – A Documentary by Vladimir Kara-Murza

180 Wellington 180 Wellington St room 325, Ottawa, Ontario

MLI is proud to co-sponsor the screening of this film, particularly given the Institute's friendship with Vladimir Kara-Murza and considering the vital role that he and others have played in standing up to tyranny. Due to the fact that MLI as organization and many of our fellows have been sanctioned or blacklisted by Russia, we understand acutely just how vital the thought leadership of activists like Kara-Murza is and how precarious it can be to undertake such work. 

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