Evaluating the Current State of the Russian Opposition
Andrei Illarionov, Ivan Tyutrin
and Ilya Ponomarev
Dr. Andrei Illarionov  is currently a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty. From April 2000 to December 2005 Dr. Illarionov was Chief Economic Advisor to the Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, on 27 December 2005, Illarionov offered his resignation in protest against the Putin Government course, saying that Russia had become politically non-free and authoritarian. 

Ivan Tyutrin , who due to his longtime public opposition to Pres. Putin, was forced to flee Russia in 2012. In March 2016, together with Garry Kasparov, he established the Forum of Free Russia in Vilnius, the largest opposition platform outside of Russia with representatives from over 50 regions of the country. Mr. Tyutrin was elected Executive Secretary of the Forum at the first meeting of the standing committee.  

Ilya Ponomarev  was a Member of the Duma in its 5th and 6th convocations as a member of the political party "A Just Russia." He formerly served as the Director of Information Technologies for Yukos, the Russian energy company. In 2014, he was the only member of the Duma to vote against the annexation of Crimea. Immediately after his vote, several criminal investigations were launched against him as retribution for voting against the annexation. He thereafter fled to Kiev, Ukraine, where he currently resides and does projects in the technologies and energy sectors, while continuing to support the Russian opposition.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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