Mikhail Savva is a doctor of political science and professor. He is also chairman of the board of a nonprofit organization Expert Group “Owl” (Ukraine) and a Member of the Expert Council of the Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine). He is a Board Member of Ukrainian Evaluation Association (Ukraine) and an expert of the Center for Russian Studies and a Member of the Public Council of the House of Free Russia (Kyiv). He is a Russian citizen with refugee status in Ukraine.
Mikhail Savva has written extensively on migration, ethnology, ethnic conflicts, separatism, interaction between government and civil society, political repressions. Mr Savva holds a PhD in political science.
In 2013 – a political prisoner from the Memorial list, since 2015 – in exile. I cooperate with lawyers from different countries, non-governmental organizations and the Free University.
The Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties was awarded the 2022 prize, together with the Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialatski and the Russian human rights organisation Memorial, and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties. Nobel Peace Prize. The Centre for Civil Liberties promotes human rights and democracy in Ukraine. It was founded in 2007 in Kyiv. The group is currently documenting Russia’s war crimes against the civilian population of Ukraine.