Tag: William Browder

French Prosecutor Says Russian Hooligans Behind Soccer Violence; Russia Should Be Expelled, Says FSF

June 13, 2016

A French prosecutor says Russian hooligans were behind the violent clashes between English and Russian soccer fans in Marseilles on June 10.

Kremlin Propagandists Claim Browder Complicit in Magnitsky Death; He Sets Record Straight

April 15, 2016

Kremlin propaganda has reached a new low, claiming William Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital who has spent years campaigning for justice in the murder of his tax specialist Sergei Magnitsky, was somehow complicit in his murder.

Russian Journalist Dmitry Tsilikin Found Stabbed to Death in St. Petersburg

April 1, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Dmitry Tsilikin, 54, a music and art critic and journalist for a number of independent publications was found stabbed to death in his apartment in St. Petersburg. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous […]

Russia Update: Former Investigator Accuses Browder of Helping Opposition Leader Navalny’s Expose

December 11, 2015

Former Interior Ministry investigator Pavel Karpov, notorious from the case of jailed whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky left to die in prison, has accused Hermitage Capital director William Browder of links to Navalny’s report published last week alleging corrupt practices by Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and his two sons. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we […]

The Story of How the Magnitsky Act Was Born

November 20, 2013

Seldom does the death of a single person create shockwaves across the entire planet. However, when an ordinary Russian, a lowly accountant, was imprisoned and eventually died in a Russian prison, his name became a symbol for the struggle for human rights, and the reasons for a significant rift in the international community. The Sergei […]

How Putin Uses Money Laundering Charges to Control His Opponents

July 18, 2013

Last Thursday, Sergei Magnitsky was convicted of tax evasion. The only problem was he was not there to hear the verdict read. Magnitsky was killed in Moscow’s Butyrka prison in 2009, likely as a result of beatings and a lack of medical treatment. His crime was uncovering a $230 million tax fraud involving members of […]

Interior and Justice Ministers Meet with Officials in Magnitsky List

June 5, 2013

[Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev and Justice Minister Aleksandr Konovalov met on April 27 with their employees who have been included in the so-called Magnitsky List. The list includes 18 judges and representatives of law-enforcement and other government agencies whom American authorities believe are complicit in the death in pre-trial detention at Matrosskaya Tishina Prison of […]

Epistles, S-300s, Warrants and Gay Rights

May 28, 2013

Here are some of the biggest Russia-focused stories from the past week: – In the wake of the Ryan Fogle spy debacle, and the endless debate on Syria, Obama and Putin have reverted to the 19th-century method of writing courier-delivered letters to each other instead of picking up a phone to discuss bilateral relations. According […]