Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Yukos is being taken to courts without defendants. Prosecutors demand that former shareholder of the company is sentenced to eight years in absentia

Kommersant: Moscow Zamoskvoretsky Court completed the trial of former State Duma member and Yukos shareholder, Vladimir Dubov. Yesterday the prosecutors demanded to sentence him to eight years in prison in connection with his involvement in the theft of a large … 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

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

“If this is true, then it’s a disaster”. Dmitry Medvedev was told how many businessmen are imprisoned and why.

Kommersant: Yesterday, Dmitry Medvedev together with the working group “Open government” discussed the measures to promote competition and create a favorable business climate. The discussion resulted in the unexpected proposal to amnesty 13.5 thousand entrepreneurs, who are now imprisoned, especially … Continue reading