In the run-up to the 4th Anti-War Conference, to be held March 24-25 in Riga, the Free Russia Forum voted to include new names on the “Putin’s List”.
Among the hundreds of new figures are war criminals (the psychopath and sadist Alexei Milchakov from DSRG Rusich), pro-Kremlin collaborationists (Ilya Kiva), a representative of Putin’s repressive system, Judge Podoprigorov, who extended the detention of politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, officials (Russian Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova) and even leaders of pro-Putin soccer fans.
The participants of the Free Russia Forum didn’t forget about such characters as Maria Lvova-Belova, the presidential commissioner for children’s rights, who became one of the key participants in the mass removal of Ukrainian children from the occupied territories and their “re-education” in Russia.
The Forum considers suppressing channels of foreign policy influence of Putin’s regime on Western countries to be one of its most important activities. This is why Yevgeny Primakov, the head of “Rossotrudnichestvo” (Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, compatriots living abroad,
and on international humanitarian cooperation), one of the main official channels for the distribution of Kremlin propaganda (as well as a network of “agents of influence”) abroad, is on the “Putin’s List”.
In addition to the candidates proposed by the Forum participants, the “Putin’s List” included people who had been sanctioned by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. Among them are many media personalities and show business stars. In this matter, we stand in solidarity with the leadership of Ukraine, understanding that the Ukrainian side has good reason to impose sanctions against these people. We consider international cooperation in the adoption of sanctions and consolidation of efforts of all members of the broad anti-Putin coalition to bring to justice those involved in the crimes of Putin’s regime very important. In the future, we intend to obtain from our Ukrainian partners all necessary information about the reasons for sanctions against these people.
The Forum participants called for the inclusion of well-known Russian opinion leaders and public figures such as Alexey Venediktov, Vladimir Pozner and Ksenia Sobchak in the “Putin’s List”. However, for now, this question has been postponed until the 4th Anti-War Conference, where it will be decided.