13 May 2022

The CapX Podcast: Vladimir Ashurkov on standing up to Putin

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As well as visiting untold horrors on the Ukrainian people, Vladimir Putin’s regime has launched a new wave of unprecedented repression in Russia itself, instantly jailing anyone who dares raise their voice in opposition to his despotic rule.

One man who knows all too well the reality of standing up to Putin is our guest this week, Vladimir Ashurkov. Vladimir is a former financier, political activist and a leading light of Alexei Navalny’s anti-corruption foundation. He was forced to flee Russia in 2014, when he was granted political asylum here in the UK.

We spoke about the war in Ukraine, the malign influence of Russian money in the UK and Vladimir’s hopes for a democratic future for his homeland.

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