Russia Update: Condition of Opposition Journalist Kara-Murza Remains ‘Critical’

May 28, 2015
Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr. (R) in Kazan with Prof. Andrei Zubov, whose lecture Kara-Murza had arranged as the first in a series by Open Russia, the civic movement where he serves as federal coordinator. This is the most recent picture taken of him, on May 23, 2015. Via Facebook

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has now joined Sen. John McCain and others in calling for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to resign amid the corruption investigation of 9 sports officials. A new leadership could put in jeopardy Russia’s hosting of the World Cup in 2018.

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