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Maxim Krupskiy

Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution


    October 20, 2023 — April 20, 2024

    Wilson Center Projects

    "The Institution of 'Foreign Agents' as a  Threat to the Sustainable Development of Civil Society: A Case Study of Russian Legislative and Law Implementation Practice"

    Full Biography

    Maxim Krupskiy is a human rights defender, attorney-at-law, and Ph.D. in Philosophy with more than twelve years of law practice in Russia defending refugees, civil activists persecuted by the Russian authorities, and NGOs recognized as "foreign agents." Throughout his career, he has collaborated with, among others, the Memorial Human Rights Centre, the Sakharov Center, the Civic Assistance Committee, the Moscow Helsinki Group, Greenpeace, WWF, UNHCR and other respected Russian and international human rights organizations. 

    Over the past six years, as an independent expert, he has prepared more than forty independent anti-corruption expert opinions in the field of migration, administrative, environmental, criminal, and "foreign agents" legislation. 

    His research at the Kennan Institute is devoted to a comprehensive analysis of the Russian legislation on "foreign agents" and its implementation, as well as their impact on the sustainable development of civil society. 

    He is also currently a Visiting Scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Non-Resident Fellow at the George Washington University, Russia Program.