Captive Nations Summit 2024

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Join the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s 2024 Captive Nations Summit on Tuesday July 16th, 2024.

Each year, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation commemorates National Captive Nations Week in fulfillment of the 1959 congressional resolution adopted during the Eisenhower administration to show solidarity with nations subjugated by communism and totalitarianism.

This year VOC will convene the Captive Nations Summit in Washington, DC, where policymakers and human rights advocates will hear first-hand from witnesses of captive nations past and present.

Last year, VOC was honored to present Vladimir Kara-Murza with the Dissident Human Rights Award for his tireless advocacy for democracy and human rights in Russia and Father Georgi Edelstein the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom for his lifelong commitment to truth and religious freedom for the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, in the face of the Kremlin’s authoritarian onslaught.