Vladimir Kara-Murza has dedicated his life to the fight for a free and democratic Russia. At OFF in NY, Vladimir described how he survived two poisoning attempts by Russian authorities who tried to silence him, why he remains hopeful for a democratic future, and why foreign governments must stop treating Putin as a legitimate partner on the world stage.
In Saudi Arabia, Manal al-Sharif placed herself at the forefront of the battle to lift the ban on women drivers when she was jailed for filming herself at the wheel. In September, this infamous ban was finally lifted. Read an excerpt of Manal's book, Daring to Drive at Vox.com