Magnitsky Awards
Winner’s Bio

Evgenia Kara-Murza


Award Winner 2023

Courage Under Fire Award

Evgenia Kara-Murza graduated with honors from the Moscow State Linguistic University and worked as translator and interpreter for several non-governmental human rights organizations including the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict, Modern Russia, and the Free Russia Foundation before joining her husband Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent Russian politician and human rights activist, in his pro-democracy and human rights work.

As Advocacy Director of the Free Russia Foundation, Evgenia Kara-Murza helps FRF’s efforts in public diplomacy and global outreach on behalf of Russian civil society. The wife of Vladimir Kara-Murza, sentenced in Russia to 25 years for high treason in a politically motivated case, Evgenia Kara-Murza ensures the continuation of her husband’s years-long work on engaging multilateral oversight mechanisms to hold the Russian government to account over violating its international commitments on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law, and on establishing personal accountability for Kremlin officials complicit in corruption and human rights abuses. She is part of FRF’s global campaign for solidarity with Russian anti-war and prodemocracy activists both inside and outside of the country and ontinues her husband’s work of being a voice of political prisoners in the Russian Federation.