Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Obama Signs Magnitsky Act Into Law

RIA Novosti: US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the Magnitsky Act, a bill punishing Russian officials for alleged human rights violations that US lawmakers attached to a landmark trade bill normalizing trade relations with Moscow. WASHINGTON, December … Continue reading

Today Rosneft made the final step in the acquisition of 100% of TNK-BP

Echo Moskvy: The company signed a contract with the Russian AAR consortium, which owns half of all securities. Before that Rosneft bought 50% stake belonging to the British BP. Experts believe that this will lead not only to the creation … Continue reading

Russia fumes as U.S. Senate passes Magnitsky law aimed at human rights

The Washington Post: MOSCOW — The U.S. Senate on Thursday repealed a trade sanction imposed 38 years ago to force the Soviet Union to allow Jews and other religious minorities to emigrate, replacing it with a modern-day punishment for human rights … Continue reading