- 14:53 27/04/2013 Originally published at 11.01
- 18:13 25/04/2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of attempting to prove it was “the toughest” by adopting a law introducing sanctions against Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses.
- 01:37 16/04/2013
The United States and Russia struck a conciliatory chord Monday following tit-for-tat blacklists of alleged human rights violators, but the contentious US legislation that sparked the diplomatic dust-up appears set to become a permanent fixture in ties between Washington and Moscow.
- 20:03 15/04/2013 Weekly column by Natalia Antonova
- 19:07 15/04/2013 Weekly column by Konstantin von Eggert
The Kremlin must have seriously depleted its stocks of champagne on the weekend. The much anticipated announcement by the Obama administration of the Russians included on the so-called Magnitsky List no doubt caused President Vladimir Putin and his team to breathe a sigh of relief.
- 07:35 15/04/2013
- 23:40 14/04/2013
The publication by the United States of a blacklist of Russian officials allegedly linked to the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is a “blow” to bilateral relations and interference in Russia’s domestic affairs, the Russian presidential spokesman said on Sunday.
- 19:49 14/04/2013
US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will become the first senior US official who will feel the consequences of the US sanctions under the Magnitsky Act, Alexei Pushkov, the head of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs, said on Sunday.
- 03:43 14/04/2013
Though the majority of US officials banned from Russia in response to the US blacklist published on Friday are linked high-profile cases against Russians in the United States, the judge who sentenced Russian national Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison for arms trafficking was not included in the list.
- 19:01 13/04/2013 Originally published at 14:27
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov laughed off speculation on Saturday that he had been included in the classified section of Washington’s list of Russians facing visa and financial sanctions, joking that he had “returned his ticket to the United States.”
- 16:12 13/04/2013
Members of both chambers of Russia’s parliament expressed optimism Saturday that the publication of tit-for-tat lists of Russians banned from entering the U.S. and vice versa would not prove a major setback in US-Russian relations.
- 12:30 13/04/2013
Russia has published its own list of US officials banned from Russia in response to the US’s list of Russians facing visa and financial sanctions under the Magnitsky Act, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on its website on Saturday.
- 21:50 12/04/2013 Originally published at 20:50
The United States on Friday released the names of 18 Russian officials to be slapped with visa and financial sanctions under the controversial Magnitsky Act, which punishes individuals Washington deems complicit in human rights abuses.
- 19:59 12/04/2013
The United States on Friday is expected to release a list of Russian officials to be slapped with visa and financial sanctions under the Magnitsky Act, a US law targeting Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses that has incensed Moscow over what it sees as Washington’s meddling in its internal affairs.
- 12:45 12/04/2013
The expected publication this week by the United States of a list of Russian officials subject to sanctions over suspected human rights abuses will damage US-Russia relations, the Kremlin said on Friday.
- 06:50 12/04/2013
- 20:24 09/04/2013
A Russian deputy from the northwestern Leningrad Region’s legislative assembly, who is also the leader of the ruling United Russia party’s regional branch, has asked US President Barack Obama to put him on the so-called Magnitsky List, the party reported Tuesday.
- 00:25 09/04/2013
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- 01:59 28/02/2013
A senior US lawmaker has been denied a Russian visa in what he said was likely a retaliatory move for the Magnitsky Act, a US law sanctioning Russian officials accused of human rights abuses, Foreign Policy reported on its website Wednesday.
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- 20:04 18/12/2012
The EU is not planning any sanctions against Russian officials in connection with a new US law that targets Russian officials implicated in the death of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009, the Russian envoy to the EU said on Tuesday.
- 01:51 15/12/2012
- 22:22 14/12/2012
US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the Magnitsky Act, a bill punishing Russian officials for alleged human rights violations that US lawmakers attached to a landmark trade bill normalizing trade relations with Moscow.
- 19:44 14/12/2012
The lower house of the Russian parliament on Friday gave preliminary approval to a draft law penalizing US nationals involved in violating the rights of Russian citizens, touted as Moscow’s response to the Magnitsky Act.
- 05:52 14/12/2012
- 17:28 13/12/2012
- 02:50 11/12/2012
The United States has shrugged off Russian legislation that would punish Americans for alleged human rights violations in response to the Magnitsky Act, a bill passed by the US Senate last week that would slap sanctions on Russian officials accused of rights abuses.
- 18:46 10/12/2012
A draft bill targeting Americans alleged to have violated Russians’ human rights was introduced in the Russian parliament on Monday, the law being an emotional but not necessarily efficient response to the US Magnitsky Act.
- 13:36 10/12/2012
- 13:37 09/12/2012
Russia will take retaliatory measures after the United States replaced the Soviet-era Jackson-Vanik amendment hampering Russian-US trade with new anti-Russian laws related to the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian presidential aide said on Sunday.
- 13:43 08/12/2012
More than twice the number of Russians approve of recent US legislation imposing sanctions on Russian officials deemed to have violated human rights than disapprove, according to a nationwide poll released this week by the respected Levada Center.
- 03:57 07/12/2012
- 22:28 06/12/2012
- 21:52 06/12/2012
The US Senate’s adoption Thursday of the Magnitsky Act, which introduces sanctions for Russian officials deemed to have violated human rights, appears certain to provoke a response from Moscow, where lawmakers have been considering possible countermeasures.
- 21:43 06/12/2012
- 02:59 06/12/2012
The US Senate is scheduled to vote on the “Magnitsky Act,” which in particular targets purported human rights violators in Russia, on Thursday, according to a statement posted on the website of the Senate Democrats on Wednesday.
- 20:50 05/12/2012
- 04:45 05/12/2012
The US Senate will consider on Wednesday a bill which links normalized trade relations with Russia to the so-called “Magnitsky Act,” introducing sanctions for Russian officials deemed to have violated human rights, according to the Senate’s official schedule.
- 06:28 29/11/2012
Linking the repeal of the Jackson-Vanik amendment with the so-called “Magnitsky Act” is a huge mistake by US lawmakers and will result in a reaction from Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
- 03:22 21/11/2012
- 01:16 17/11/2012
Russia will “respond adequately” to a bill passed by the US House of Representatives on Friday, which links normalized trade relations with Russia to the so-called “Magnitsky Act,” aimed at punishing Russian officials deemed to have violated human rights, Russian President's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
- 21:30 16/11/2012
US lawmakers on Friday overwhelmingly passed the “Magnitsky Act” to punish Russians deemed to have violated human rights, and also lifted a landmark Cold War-era law that has long impeded normal US-Russia trade relations.
- 05:29 16/11/2012
- 04:06 16/11/2012
The White House has been less than enthusiastic about proposed legislation in the US Congress linking normalized trade relations with Russia to the so-called “Magnitsky Act,” a bill aimed at punishing Russian officials suspected of corruption.
- 04:13 14/11/2012
- 03:06 14/11/2012
Lawmakers were scheduled Wednesday to hold a preliminary vote on lifting Cold War-era restrictions blocking US exporters’ access to lucrative Russian markets, though some say concerns about Moscow’s human rights record remain.
- 01:55 08/11/2012
The Cold-War era Jackson-Vanik Amendment, which imposes trade restrictions on Russia, could be abolished by January 2013 as more and more US politicians realize the importance of this step, US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said.
- 17:18 24/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 24 (RIA Novosti)
- 15:58 27/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 27 (RIA Novosti)
- 14:36 04/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 4 (RIA Novosti)
- 16:16 03/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 3 (RIA Novosti)
- 20:35 02/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti)
The British government has implemented the so-called “Magnitsky list”, blacklisting for entry some 60 Russian officials linked to the death of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in pretrial detention in 2009, The Sunday Times said.
- 12:25 03/08/2012 MOSCOW, August 3 (RIA Novosti)
Russian investigator Pavel Karpov has filed a defamation lawsuit with the High Court in London against Jamison Firestone, managing partner of the Moscow-based law firm Firestone Duncan, who has accused the investigator of involvement in the prosecution and death of Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, Russian daily Vedomosti reported on Friday.
- 02:45 02/08/2012 WASHINGTON, August 2 (RIA Novosti)
- 23:11 18/07/2012 WASHINGTON, July 18 (RIA Novosti)
The United States Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved a bill combining a repeal of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment and a measure aiming to punish Russian officials involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
- 18:32 18/07/2012 WASHINGTON, July 18 (RIA Novosti)
The United States Congress finance committee has linked a draft bill on repealing the Jackson-Vanik Amendment and a change in Russia’s status to a free trade nation to the draft "Magnitsky bill,” the committee said on Wednesday.
- 11:51 17/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 17 (RIA Novosti)
Russia will continue working with the United States to clarify its position on a range of thorny issues including the so-called Magnitsky affair, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday, following a visit last week to the U.S. by leading Russian lawmakers to give their account of the issue.
- 17:48 13/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 13 (RIA Novosti)
Russia is ready to take adequate measures in response to the so-called Magnitsky Act if it is adopted by the United States, a Russian senator said on Friday commenting on the results of his recent meetings with U.S. lawmakers.
- 14:13 09/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 9 (RIA Novosti)
Controversy around the high-profile death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009 will not affect talks between Russia and the European Union on scrapping visa restrictions, a senior official said on Monday.
- 18:21 06/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 6 (RIA Novosti)
- 15:22 05/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 5 (RIA Novosti)
Russian human rights veteran Lyudmila Alexeyeva said on Thursday she is planning to ask the U.S. Congress, as well as the European Parliament, to add the authors of a controversial NGO bill to the so-called Magnitsky list.
- 15:16 02/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 2 (RIA Novosti)
An alliance with representatives in the German Bundestag has approved a party resolution calling on the parliament to vote in favor imposing travel bans and freezing the assets of Russian officials involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitisky, the Hermitage Capital said in a statement on Monday.
- 12:16 28/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 28 (RIA Novosti)
A U.S. bill aiming to freeze assets and bar entry to Russian officials implicated in the death of anti-corruption campaigner and whistle-blower Sergey Magnitsky is interference in the affairs of another state, Russian Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko, said on Thursday.
- 06:21 28/06/2012 WASHINGTON, June 28 (RIA Novosti)
Some of the Russian officials allegedly linked to the death of Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky keep their money on U.S. bank accounts, U.S. Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, the main sponsor of a bill that would penalize Russian officials for human rights violations, has said.
- 18:30 27/06/2012 WASHINGTON, June 27 (RIA Novosti)
U.S. Republican Senator John McCain on Tuesday said he expected President Barack Obama to consider additional sanctions in the case of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky’s death in 2009, after the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would impose sanctions on Russian officials allegedly linked to Magnitsky’s death in 2009.
- 15:04 27/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 27 (RIA Novosti)
- 01:55 27/06/2012 WASHINGTON, June 27 (RIA Novosti)
The U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would impose sanctions on Russian officials allegedly linked to Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky’s death in 2009
- 19:15 22/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 22 (RIA Novosti)
The measures Russia will take in response to the so-called Magnitsky Bill being passed by the U.S. Congress will depend on the final content of the bill, Russian presidential adviser Yury Ushakov said on Friday.
- 07:40 20/06/2012 LOS CABOS (Mexico), June 20 (RIA Novosti)
- 11:26 19/06/2012 WASHINGTON, June 19 (RIA Novosti)
- 16:51 17/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 17 (RIA Novosti)
- 11:51 15/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 15 (RIA Novosti)
Moscow will introduce a number of tough retaliatory measures if Washington passes the so-called Magnitsky List bill, potentially blacklisting several dozen Russian officials from entering to the United States, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday.
- 06:59 15/06/2012 WASHINGTON, June 15 (RIA Novosti)
- 21:47 07/06/2012 WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, June 7(RIA Novosti)
- 15:20 06/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 6 (RIA Novosti)
The U.S. National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) on Wednesday urged Congress to oppose projected legislation introducing visa sanctions against Russian officials allegedly linked to lawyer Sergei Magnitsky’s death
- 21:46 02/06/2012 MOSCOW, June 2 (RIA Novosti)
- 13:20 30/05/2012 ROME, May 29 (RIA Novosti)
- 02:53 30/05/2012 WASHINGTON, May 30 (RIA Novosti)
Washington has no plans at the moment to make public a list of sanctions against Russian officials allegedly linked to the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, said Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State.
- 16:19 29/05/2012 MOSCOW, May 29 (RIA Novosti)
Russia will take retaliatory measures if the United States replaces the Soviet-era Jackson-Vanik amendment hampering Russian-U.S. trade with new “anti-Russian laws” related to the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian presidential aide said on Tuesday.
- 19:03 21/05/2012 MOSCOW, May 21 (RIA Novosti)
Russia considers it unacceptable for other countries to interfere in its domestic court trial over the late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky charged with tax evasion, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
- 13:13 28/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 28 (RIA Novosti)
Moscow's Judicial Qualification Committee has suspended a judge who was previously involved in the Sergei Magnitsky scandal, from his post as chairman of the Tverskoy district court, Kommersant daily reported on Saturday.
- 19:57 26/04/2012 STRASBOURG, April 26 (RIA Novosti)
- 04:27 25/04/2012 WASHINGTON, April 25 (RIA Novosti)
The U.S. administration continues to support a bill imposing sanctions on Russian officials allegedly linked to the death in custody of Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, the U.S. Department of State spokesperson said.
- 15:05 20/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 20 (RIA Novosti)
An updated bill imposing a visa ban and asset freeze on Russian officials allegedly linked to the death in custody of Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as on “individuals responsible for other gross violations of human rights” in Russia has been introduced in the U.S. Congress.
- 11:48 12/04/2012 WASHINGTON, April 12 (RIA Novosti)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov strongly rejected on Thursday attempts by some U.S. lawmakers to link the repeal of the Soviet-era Jackson-Vanik amendment hampering Russian-U.S. trade with the adoption of new “anti-Russian laws” related to the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
- 03:28 11/04/2012 WASHINGTON, April 11 (RIA Novosti)
- 05:43 28/03/2012 WASHINGTON, March 28 (RIA Novosti)
- 19:30 23/03/2012 MOSCOW, March 23 (RIA Novosti)
- 15:28 14/03/2012 MOSCOW, March 14 (RIA Novosti)
The recent steps by western countries introducing travel bans against Russian officials linked to the high-profile death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009 are nothing but a PR stunt, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
Magnitsky List Dispute
The Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, sponsored by U.S. Democratic Senator Benjamin Cardin, seeks to impose visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials allegedly involved in the death of 37-year-old Russian anti-corruption lawyer Magnitsky, as well as in other gross human rights abuses in Russia.