The office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom was present and represented in Moscow between 1992 and 2022. Since 2022, project work has been managed from Tbilisi.
On April 9, 2022 the Executive Board declares the closure of the office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Moscow:
"Those who stand up for civil and human rights in Russia are punished, threatened and harassed. Putin's aggressions against liberal and democratic values go far beyond Ukraine. The new wave of expulsions of civil society organizations is another step from authoritarianism to totalitarianism."
Presentation of the book «Andrei Sakharov. The Man, Who Wasn’t Scared»
The book Andrei Sakharov. The Man, Who Wasn’t Scared became the final project dedicated to Sakharov supported by the Naumann Foundation during the year of the 100th anniversary of Andrei Dmitrievich. This book, which is bright and full of illustrations, is meant to present Sakharov’s personality and reality, in which he lived, to those readers, who are still school pupils.
Muses of Montparnasse
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom became a partner of Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in organization and management of the Muses of Montparnasse exhibition dedicated to free women.
Beethoven Bicycle Promenade
During the Year of Germany, historian and musician Sergey Nikitin-Rimsky, MosCultProg group, and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom prepared a musical and architectural bicycle promenade at small courts of Sokolniki Moscow District.
Ulrike Moser in Yaroslavl
During the Yaroslavskoe Knizhnoe Obostrenie Book Fair the book «Tuberculosis. The Other Story of German Society» by Ulrike Moser was presented at the fair with the participation of the author herself and translator of the book, Anna Kukes.
Freedom: culture as a new messenger
The new project explores what cultural entrepreneurship is and where it stands in Russia and in the world.
Russian Media and the Rule of Silence
Learn how the authorities in Russia are trying to silence independent media. The event was jointly organized by the Kennan Institute and FNF. The panelists are Pavel Chikov – a Russian lawyer, a human rights advocate and head of the Agora group; Ivan Pavlov* – a Team 29 representative; Roman Anin* – investigative journalist, ex-partner of OCCRP and editor-in-chief of Important Stories media*. Moderated by Sergey Parkhomenko.
Moscow office of Friedrich Naumann Foundation launched a podcast about women in business and their stories.