The Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom honors the political legacy of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian liberal opposition politician assassinated in Moscow in 2015. It promotes freedom of speech and education along with the vision that Russia is a part of Europe. We offer a variety of fully-funded educational programs, support Russian-language independent media outlets, and grant fellowships to persecuted journalists, activists, researchers, and lawyers. Each year we award the Boris Nemtsov Prize for Courage to an individual who shows exceptional determination in fighting for democracy and freedom. 

The Foundation was established in Germany in 2015 by Zhanna Nemtsova, Boris Nemtsov’s eldest daughter.