During the Tallinn conference «Open Russia» was elected the new Chairman of the movement, which was a former assistant to the Deputy of the state Duma of the sixth convocation Dmitry Gudkov Alexander Soloviev. On 16 April, the website «Open Russia».
A day earlier, the founder of the «Open Russia» Michael Khodorkovsky has declared that leaves a post of the Chairman of the movement. «We will set an example to society that you can build a future together themselves, without leaders», — he said.
Previously, Alexander Solovyev has played in the movement the role of coordinator of the project «open right». In «Open Russia» Solovyov joined at the Founding conference in Helsinki in November 2016 on the recommendation of Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr.
The conference also approved the proposal of Mikhail Khodorkovsky to support the candidacy of Alexei Navalny in presidential elections and the candidacy of Dmitry Gudkov at the Moscow mayoral elections.