Video: Opening session



Greetings from the Organising Committee – Sergei Lukashevsky, director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Center, head of the Conference Organising Committee
Opening remarks by co-chairs of the conference Sergei Kovalev and Thomas Hammarberg
Address by Vladimir Lukin, Human Rights Commissioner of Russia
Address by Elena Bonner, Sakharov’s widow. Presented by Tatiana Yankelevich, the Director of the Sakharov Program on Human Rights at Harvard University
Address by Mikhail Gorbachev. Presented by Olga Zdravomyslova, Executive Director of the Gorbachev Foundation
Address by Ella Pamfilova, head of the Presidential Council on Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights
Address by Ekaterina Genieva, Director of the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature
Addresses by international organisations
Address by Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Presented by DouglasDouglas Wake, First Deputy Director
Address by Fernando M. Valenzuela, head of the Delegation of the European Commission
to Russia. Presented by Gavin Evans, Head of Political Section