Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

The head of Hermitage Capital Fund William Browder tells about threats against him

Echo Moskvy: According to William Browder, these threatening messages are coming from Russia. Browder and his colleagues have already received 11 death threats from Russia. Messages are coming by “text messaging and e-mails,” – the financier said in an interview … Continue reading

Rosneft loses ‘gagging order request’ against a former Yukos group company

Yukos Oil Company, whose assets were expropriated by the Russian Government and acquired by state owned Rosneft for a fraction of the price, continues its battle in international courts. Today, Yukos announced in a press release that Rosneft Oil Company, … Continue reading

The U.S. Senate has passed the “Magnitsky Law”. Russia promises to retaliate

Kommersant: The U.S. Senate Committee has approved the bill imposing visa sanctions against Russian officials allegedly involved in the death of the lawyer Sergey Magnitsky. The document gives U.S. authorities the right to freeze their accounts and to prohibit entry to … Continue reading

Nightmares of the Russian business: reduced number of inspections has not facilitated the lives of entrepreneurs

Noviye Izvestiya: Recently, the Attorney-General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika has reported a significant decrease in the number of checks of businesses by the governmental agencies, emphasizing the role of the Prosecutor General’s Office in this process. This statement … Continue reading

The U.S. Congress has approved the “Magnitsky list”

Kommersant: On Thursday the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill known as the “Magnitsky list.” Members of the Committee condemned the Russian authorities for systematic violation of human rights and freedoms, … Continue reading