Russia warns of retaliation for U.S. Magnitsky bill

May 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

"We would very much like to avoid it," Yuri Ushakov said. "But if this new anti-Russian law is adopted, then of course that demands measures in response." - Sergei Magnitsky was a lawyer arrested and charged with the fraud who died in jail in 2009, possibly from a beating.The "Magnitsky" bill in Congress would place sanctions on Russian officials ... (more)

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sunshine

United States

#1 May 30, 2012
Russia is prepared to retaliate if the U.S. Congress passes the Magnitsky bill, which would freeze assets of and deny U.S. visas to Russian officials linked to human rights abuses...

The Obama administration has been resisting the legislation, introduced by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.), viewing it as too provocative, even as the State Department has acted on its own to refuse entry to Russian officials associated with the Magnitsky case.

It is designed to replace the 1974 Jackson-Vanik amendment

Ushakov said Wednesday that Russia would prefer to live with the anti-Soviet Jackson-Vanik measure than to have it replaced by the anti-Russian Magnitsky bill.

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Why didn't they mention Bill Browder or Hermitage in the article?

Has their membership in the WTO been ratified?
They had 220 days - how many days has it been so far?

US will debate Jackson-Vanik AFTER Russia ratifies WTO accession.
http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news11_e/ac...
sunshine

United States

#2 May 30, 2012
On Friday, U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul said in a speech to university students in Moscow that he drew up the as-yet unpublished roster of affected officials and that it includes some who are associated not with the Magnitsky case but with other violations.

That speech brought a torrent of critical tweets from the Russian Foreign Ministry. The complaints weren’t strictly about the Magnitsky list, but they revived a publicity campaign against McFaul that had died down since March.“Utterly shocked,” one tweet said.“Ambassadors’ job, as we understand it, is to improve bilateral ties, not to spread blatant falsehoods through the mediasphere,” another said.

McFaul, an academic who worked in the White House handling Russia policy before becoming ambassador last year, later tweeted back that he needs to learn how to speak more diplomatically.

That last paragraph
LOL
An ambassador needs to be diplomatic.
Wicked Curve

Houston, TX

#3 May 30, 2012
Piss on Russia. Kennedy should have wiped them off the map when he had the chance.
sunshine

United States

#4 May 30, 2012
But His Majesty King John knew they would be the ones to wipe us off the map, so he very heroically did what they wanted and removed our missiles from Italy & Turkey.

“Hope for Best- Expect Worst”

Since: Jan 07

Somewhere in Colorado

#5 May 30, 2012
sunshine wrote:
Russia is prepared to retaliate if the U.S. Congress passes the Magnitsky bill, which would freeze assets of and deny U.S. visas to Russian officials linked to human rights abuses...
The Obama administration has been resisting the legislation, introduced by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.), viewing it as too provocative, even as the State Department has acted on its own to refuse entry to Russian officials associated with the Magnitsky case.
It is designed to replace the 1974 Jackson-Vanik amendment
Ushakov said Wednesday that Russia would prefer to live with the anti-Soviet Jackson-Vanik measure than to have it replaced by the anti-Russian Magnitsky bill.

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Why didn't they mention Bill Browder or Hermitage in the article?
Has their membership in the WTO been ratified?
They had 220 days - how many days has it been so far?
US will debate Jackson-Vanik AFTER Russia ratifies WTO accession.
http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news11_e/ac...
Russia is right in this. The USA deserves in return what they dish out to others.

“Hope for Best- Expect Worst”

Since: Jan 07

Somewhere in Colorado

#6 May 30, 2012
Wicked Curve wrote:
Piss on Russia. Kennedy should have wiped them off the map when he had the chance.
Whata lousy and RECKLESS ATTITUDE!

“Hope for Best- Expect Worst”

Since: Jan 07

Somewhere in Colorado

#7 May 30, 2012
sunshine wrote:
On Friday, U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul said in a speech to university students in Moscow that he drew up the as-yet unpublished roster of affected officials and that it includes some who are associated not with the Magnitsky case but with other violations.
That speech brought a torrent of critical tweets from the Russian Foreign Ministry. The complaints weren’t strictly about the Magnitsky list, but they revived a publicity campaign against McFaul that had died down since March.“Utterly shocked,” one tweet said.“Ambassadors’ job, as we understand it, is to improve bilateral ties, not to spread blatant falsehoods through the mediasphere,” another said.
McFaul, an academic who worked in the White House handling Russia policy before becoming ambassador last year, later tweeted back that he needs to learn how to speak more diplomatically.
That last paragraph
LOL
An ambassador needs to be diplomatic.
Lol! EXACTLY!
you are a moron

Ashburn, VA

#9 Sep 21, 2012
Yvette, you are not from the Ukraine. You suffer from a disease called paranoid schizophrenia and manic depression. You should spend your time on the internet reading about it and not slandering innocent people.

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