Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

The Free University has been declared an undesirable organization by the Russian authorities

On March 31, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office announced that the Free University was included in the list of undesirable organizations. Thus, Bard College ceased to be the only university to receive such an “honor”. The Free University is the largest Russian online university project, truly independent of the Putin regime. We protest against the unjust act and express our solidarity with colleagues at the Free University, wishing them a successful continuation of their work.