2015 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 25, 2015
Bill Browder shares his experience with the Russian regime while running Hermitage Capital Management, one of Russia’s largest foreign investment funds. He discovered that the management of Russian Gazprom, the Russian state-owned oil company and largest extractor of natural gas in the world, had committed theft and fraud. After Browder made this information public, the Russian regime blacklisted him from the country and seized Hermitage’s assets. Browder condemns the arrest and murder of his friend and lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian jail, beaten, and left to die after he helped expose the truth about Gazprom’s dealings.