Tag Archives: Sergei Magnitsky

Dead souls in Moscow

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) The news about the posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, a tax auditor who died in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility in 2009, has sent a tsunami wave of excitement, almost exhilaration, through the … Continue reading

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The Magnitsky Lesson

This piece originally appeared in Komsomolskaya Pravda: In the rush of the looming holiday season, Russia’s State Duma is hastily preparing the so-called Dima Yakovlev law, a “symmetric” response to the Magnitsky Act that has just been adopted by the … Continue reading

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Jackson-Vanik Forever?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) On Aug. 22, Russia will officially become the 156th member of the World Trade Organization, finally concluding its bumpy, 18-year-long journey to membership in the world’s largest trade body. By accepting the WTO … Continue reading

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It’s time for Congress to wise up (re: Magnitsky)

Today, U.S. Senate Finance Committee will consider a bill that would establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTP) with Russia and also graduate Russia from the 1974 Jackson-Vanik amendment. Introducing the PNTP bill, the Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) pointed out … Continue reading

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Suggested listing

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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S. 1039 (and H.R. 4405)

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) I wonder how many members of the U.S. Congress have heard of Adam Montoya. In 2009, Montoya was sentenced to a prison term for counterfeiting commercial checks and credits cards. Shortly … Continue reading

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