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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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Undivided attention

On November 16, 2009, Sergei Magnitsky, an auditor for the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, died under suspicious, and not yet fully understood, circumstances in a Moscow prison. Reacting to this tragic event, Russia’s then president Dmitry Medvedev fired 20 senior prison … 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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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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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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S. 1039

“To impose sanctions on persons responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, for the conspiracy to defraud the Russian Federation of taxes on corporate profits through fraudulent transactions and lawsuits against Hermitage, and for other gross violations … Continue reading

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Will The Reset Last?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) The reset in U.S.-Russia relations is going through a difficult time. A signature foreign policy achievement for both U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, it has succeeded to … Continue reading

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