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Free Russia Foundation in Kyiv is the so-called alternative embassy of Russian civil society in Ukraine. It is expected to become an open platform for dialogue and research on contemporary Russia and its impact on the international community, on Russian-Ukrainian relations, on the conflict in the Donbas and the annexation of the Crimea. The Free Russia House is intended to serve as a safe space for immigrants and refugees from Russia in Ukraine, the "assembly point" of the Russian diaspora in Eastern Europe and the repeater of the  free world values to Russia.

The Public Council of the Foundation included representatives of the Russian diaspora, a number of Ukrainian public organizations and well-known journalists: TV journalist Yevgeny Kiselev, political scientist Mikhail Savva, Head of the Crimea SOS Tamila Tasheva, journalist of Hromadske.ua publication Yekaterina Sergatskova, political analyst Andrei Kruglashov, Head of the International Helsinki Association Daniil Meshcheryakov, Editor of The Odesa Review publication Vladislav Davidson and others.

With the opening of the Free Russia House, two projects are to move into it, they are a humanitarian information project Emigrussia.org and a project "Words of Freedom" facilitating in sending the letters to political prisoners in Russia.

The Free Russia House in Kyiv works with the assistance of the European Endowment for Democracy, as well as the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.

Free Russia Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization created by Russian emigrants in the United States to unite the Russian community abroad, supporting pro-democracy forces within Russia and working with Western expert communities. Its projects include working on the release of reports by Russian oppositionists "Putin.War" and "Hybrid aggression of the Kremlin" in English, as well as humanitarian information project EmigRussia.org.

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