Maria Logan is a native of St. Petersburg, an international lawyer and human rights campaigner.
Maria has previously worked as part of the litigation practice group at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig in Washington, DC. In 2008, she joined the worldwide campaign for Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s release. She coordinated international human rights organizations in support of Mr Khodorkovsky and represented his case before governmental institutions worldwide.
Since Khodorkovsky’s release from prison and his launch of the Open Russia movement, Maria has spearheaded its international programmes, including media production projects. Open Russia provides a platform for like-minded Russian citizens. It brings together people inside and outside of Russia who are committed to a strong, dynamic, and forward-looking state built on effective democratic institutions and the rule of law.
“Civil society is the future of Russia, it is the cornerstone of democratic change. I want to see a world where Russia is an ally to the world.”