On July 9, 2004, Paul Klebnikov, chief editor of Russian Forbes, was gunned down in Moscow in retaliation for his work exposing corruption and human rights abuses. On the occasion of the 17th anniversary of his murder, the U.S.Mission to the OSCE calls on Russia to honor its Helsinki Final Act commitments.
The Harriman Institute honors Klebnikov's legacy through the Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellowship, which is made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. Paul Klebnikov and the Paul Klebnikov Fund. The Fellowship helps bring to the Harriman Institute highly qualified Russian journalists and civil society professionals who are known for their independence, integrity, and objectivity. The Institute arranges an extensive visit with experts, policymakers, and professionals in New York to benefit the fellows and their work in Russia.