On proposals to stop issuing European visas to Russian citizens

The Anti-War Committee respects the emotions of the Ukrainian society, which has been holding back Putin’s aggression for six months now. We also understand the emotions of people in Russia’s neighbouring countries who may become the next target. However, calls to impose a visa blockade on all Russian citizens, including those who have taken an explicit anti-war stance and as a result risk long-term imprisonment, have sad examples in recent European history and clearly play to the Kremlin’s advantage.

Members of the Anti-War Committee of Russia:

  • Sergey Aleksashenko, economist
  • Evgeny Chichvarkin, entrepreneur
  • Konstantin Chumakov, scientist
  • Dmitry Gudkov, politician
  • Sergei Guriev, economist
  • Garry Kasparov, political activist, 13th world chess champion
  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky, philanthropist, former political prisoner
  • Mikhail Kokorich, entrepreneur
  • Yulia Latynina, writer, journalist
  • Elena Lukyanova, lawyer
  • Yuri Pivovarov, historian, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Viktor Shenderovich, writer
  • Boris Zimin, entrepreneur