The Open Space human rights project has, over the years, united like-minded activists from across Russian cities through project spaces in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The project involves community centres for activists which offers a space for open communication and collaboration. Open Space coordinates various projects, including projects that offer support to political prisoners and their families in Russia. Open Space provides a safe space for human rights defenders and grassroots activists to host events and receive psychological and emergency support if facing persecution. The first Open Space opened its doors in 2012 in Saint Petersburg, the second in Moscow in 2021.