Monthly Archives: June 2012

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A Russian version of this piece was published by Комсомольская Правда (June 27, 2012) A piece of legislation, the Magnitsky bill, is steadily moving through the bowels of U.S. Congress. It bears the name of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian tax … Continue reading

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Will the Magnitsky bill “replace” the Jackson-Vanik amendment?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) A piece of legislation is moving through the U.S. Congress. If adopted, it’s likely to further damage U.S.-Russia relations and, as some analysts predict, may even serve as the fatal blow … Continue reading

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Business to the (late) rescue?

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee approved the so-called Magnitsky Bill (H.R. 4405), a piece of legislation that would impose visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials involved in “gross human rights violations in Russia.” … Continue reading

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