U.S. puts 18 Russians on Magnitsky list
In a signal to revitalize an ailing reset in its relations with Moscow, Washington narrows down the list of personae non gratae to 18 low-ranking officials
The Magnitsky List is named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Hermitage Capital lawyer who was investigating corruption among some high-ranking Russian officials. Magnitsky died in November 2009 while in pre-trial detention at Moscow's Matrosskaya Tishina prison.
Official reports list the cause of death as heart failure, however, many people believe that some of the officials Magnitsky was investigating could be responsible for his death. The case has been discussed in international circles, including in the halls of the U.S. Congress, where Senator Benjamin Cardin (Democrat-Maryland) compiled a list of 60 people implicated in the events who could be subjected to a visa ban. Eventually the act grew to encompass all persons deemed responsible for human rights violations in Russia. Should the bill be approved, the U.S. Department of State will have three months to submit “blacklists” to Congress, not all of which will be made public.
Oleg Silchenko from Magnitsky list said its passage is an unfriendly act toward the Russian Federation
Russian Interior Ministry investigator Oleg Silchenko, whose name is on the U.S. "Magnitsky list," has called the list "a form of reprisal" from William Browder, chief executive of British investment fund Hermitage Capital, "against officials who hav
The Russian Justice Ministry has no questions for the Federal Corrections Service officials whom the U.S. has put on the list of Russian citizens subject to sanctions under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, Justice Minister
Conflicts associated with the Magnitsky Act are not going away any time soon. Congress will not drop the subject, and the White House is not willing to take any risks that might be involved in removing this irritant to U.S.-Russian relations
The release of the Magnitsky List in the United States is a blow on Russian-American relations and an instance of direct interference in Russia's internal affairs, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
Donilon arrives in Russia at an unsuitable moment - International Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma
U.S. National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon has chosen an unsuitable moment for visiting Russia, said Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, the lower house of parliament
Absence of high-ranking officials on Magnitsky List could show U.S. desire to soften tensions in relations with Russia - analysts
The absence of highly placed officials on the U.S. sanctions list extended under the Magnitsky Act indicates that the Barack Obama administration tries to alleviate negative trends in U.S.-Russia relations, in the view of some Russian political analy
The publication of a list of U.S. citizens denied entry to Russia in response to the U.S. Magnitsky list fully complies with international diplomatic practice, while the approaches toward compiling these lists were different, a high-ranking United Ru
A former member of the government of Russia's Kalmykia republic has confirmed during the Sergei Magnitsky tax evasion trial that the registration of the Dalnyaya Step and Saturn Investments companies in Kalmykia as investment firms involved document
Russian Investigative Committee Chairman says he would be honored to be included in the so-called 'Magnitsky list', i.e. a list of Russian officials the U.S. sees as responsible for human rights abuses, whom Washington plans to deny entry to the coun