Vladimir Putin has left no doubt: The biggest threat to his regime is the Magnitsky Act, which stops its beneficiaries from doing what has long become their raison d’être — stealing in Russia and spending in the West.
Opinion: What’s really behind Putin’s obsession with the Magnitsky Act
Illuminating piece by , one of Russia’s leading democracy advocates, explaining what was behind Putin’s “incredible” offer to .
5/ In her report, she accused Sergei Magnitsky of committing the crimes. He's the guy, remember, who uncovered a tax scam in which Russian officials defrauded Russian citizens of millions—and then was killed in retaliation in a Russian prison.
Excellent by :What’s really behind #Putin’s obsession with the #Magnitsky Act #BorisNemtsov #Russia #DonaldTrump
Why #Putin sees the #MagnitskyAct as the biggest threat to his brutal and corrupt regime. #TrumpRussia #Russia
Opinion | What’s really behind Putin’s obsession with the Magnitsky Act
The most effective of US sanctions against the Russian government is the Magnitsky Act, which Putin has proven again by asking Trump for access to its creators.
The biggest blow that the West could deal to Russia, Putin and his cronies would be to pass a version of the Magnitsky Act soon. Looking at you France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Australia, et. al. More info: and
There are now people on both the left and the right who'd dismiss the Russia investigation as a distraction. To do so would be a betrayal of their values in both cases. I was not a fan of Sen. McCain, but he was on the right side of this issue. More here
Opinion | What’s really behind Putin’s obsession with the Magnitsky Act