Alexandrs Gaponenko is the co-chairman of the Non-Citizens' Congress of Latvia and head of the Baltic branch of the Izborsky Club. According to the investigation carried out in the connection with the development of the documentary “Dangerous Liaisons”, he has received his share of the Kremlin money through his European Research Institute. Alexandrs Gaponenko has been subjected to searches and arrests for his anti-state activities since 2014. In 2018, he was arrested on charges of “trying to overthrow the government and inciting national hatred” on Facebook. 2 months later, “actions in favor of a foreign state” were added to those charges. He is prohibited from entering Estonia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Moldova.
Institutional affiliation to the Latvian Non-Citizens' Congress
Official function: Institutional affiliation to the Baltic branch of the Izborsky Club think tank