December 3, 2012

U.S., Germany Wake Up to Putin

Lilia Shevtsova, Moscow Times

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The West is starting to change its views on Russia. In September, the European Parliament adopted a resolution criticizing how court decisions are often politically driven in Russia. In October, the European Parliament proposed that the  European Council come up with its own Magnitsky list. In November, the Magnitsky Act was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and the German Bundestag approved a sharp resolution criticizing the Kremlin's crackdown on human rights and other elements of a democratic society.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Human Rights, Magnitsky Act, United States, Germany, Russia

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