Please join American Purpose on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. EST for a Zoom conversation with Natan Sharanksy and Pavel Butorin. Jeffrey Gedmin will moderate.
Natan Sharansky became a household name during the Cold War. A prominent Soviet dissident, he was sentenced to thirteen years of forced labor. Sharansky was famously released in 1986 in an international prisoner exchange after his succession of hunger strikes and an international campaign on his behalf. Since then Sharansky has served in the Israeli Knesset and as Minister in the Government of Israel. He remains an advocate for human rights, rule of law, and liberal democracy.
Pavel Butorin is chief editor of RFE/RL’s Current Time, Russian Language television and digital network. He’s the husband of detained U.S. citizen Alsu Kurmasheva.
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