On Russia Day (June, 12) the first ceremony of Boris Nemtsov Prize was held. Lev Shlosberg, Russian opposition politician, was awarded with the Prize.
The video of the ceremony:
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger – ex-Minister of Justice of Germany, a Member of the Executive Board of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, a Member of the Executive Board of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.
Markus Löning – ex-government’s human rights commissioner of Germany, ex-member of the Bundestag, honorary vice-president of Liberal International and a member of UNICEF’s German committee
Vladimir Kara-Murza, the Chairman of the Board of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom, “Open Russia” coordinator
Finalists of the Prize
Viktor Shenderovitch – Russian writer and journalist
Anastasia Ramenskaya – Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK)
Denis Lutskevich – political prisoner, “Bolotnaya sq.” case
Ilya Novikov – the lawyer of Nadiya Savchenko
Zhanna Nemtsova – the founder of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
Lev Shlosberg – journalist, politician, the winner of the Boris Nemtsov Prize in 2016