The Results of the 2012 Essay Competition.

The credibility and popularity of the essay competition grows with each year it is run.   The number of participants increased to 198 which is very encouraging for a continent where few students have any knowledge of the basic principles of a free society.  They came from 10 countries – Cameroon, […]

Adam Smith Forum in Moscow

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration was the venue for the recent Adam Smith Forum in Moscow.  It was organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Libertarian Party of Russia. There was a very good turnout and broad press coverage and the discussions centred around […]

4th Adam Smith Forum

The 4th Adam Smith Forum organized jointly by the Libertarian Party of Russia and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and given over to a discussion of ideas of economic and personal freedom, took place in Moscow on Oct. 20, 2012, this time housed in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and […]

5th Session of the Free People’s Forum

Ivanovo, a regional centre northeast of Moscow, was the venue for the 5th session of the Free People Forum with support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. Even though it was held on a week day the event attracted about 30 participants including a number a journalists. The theme of the day was […]


Khabarovsk – The Free People Forum held its third session in Khabarovsk, in the Russian Far East, organized by the Libertarian Party of Russia with support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Khabarovsk Regional Foundation for Small Enterprise Support.   Speakers at the Forum included Alexander Simontsev, […]

The Morality of Capitalism is published in Iran

The Morality of Capitalism was published in Iran through the commercial publisher Sargol in August 2012.  The book was edited by Tom Palmer of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and originally published under their auspices in conjunction with Students for Liberty.  It was interpreted by Bardia Garshasbi and had a […]

Ideas for a Free Society

Although there was some distribution of the English CD in Russia it was not until the Russian version was completed at the end of 2011 that interest in it increased.  Alexander Kouryaev, Director of the publishing house Sotsium, produced the CD in Russian which contains about 70 texts by writers […]