Twice poisoned journalist and opposition leader Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza. Story below.
Vladimir Kara-Murza activist journalist poisoned, acrylics on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3″ x 11.7″
Vladimir Kara-Murza detail
He is a well known opposition activist who has faced life threatening conditions twice over the past several years resulting from apparent attempts to assassinate him by poisoning. Close friend Boris Nemtsov, also an opposition leader, was shot and killed near the Kremlin in 2015.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on the Trump administration and new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “make Kara-Murza’s cause America’s cause,” to question Russian authorities on the incident and to “ultimately hold Putin accountable if he was targeted by the regime.” Trump has announced any action and given his unwilling to criticize Putin for anything at all he probably won’t do anything in response.
Robert Mueller is the Special Prosecutor in charge of investigating the Russian interference in the 2016 election. He’s pursuing Flint, Manafort, probably going after Trump and others close to Trump. I ran across the photo I used for this graphite drawing and was intrigued by Mueller’s expression. I would not want to be on the other end of that gaze. It’s analytical, piercing, no hatred but if he figures out you’ve violated the law and he can meet the relevant standards of proof, you are dead meat.
Robert Mueller, A4, 8.25 x 11.5″, graphite on paper