Posts Tagged ‘ Sergei Magnitsky ’

The Man Who Stood Up to Putin

May 10th, 2014 | By

How Russia’s ‘biggest cheerleader’ became the Kremlin’s fiercest critic and persuaded Congress to roll the White House on sanctions. By Matthew Kaminski Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot hit Capitol Hill this week. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were jailed for nearly two years after performing an anti-Kremlin “punk prayer” in…

Ukraine’s top oligarch on US visa ban list

Jan 28th, 2014 | By

in Kyiv January 28, 2014 Powerful Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, a shadowy figure with strong ties to Moscow and President Viktor Yanukovych, is the latest name from the new US visa ban list to be leaked to the media, according to bne sources. Two independent sources close to Ukraine’s opposition forces, one with ties to…