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MPs from all parties back Magnitsky law for Canada, in honour of deceased Russian whistleblower

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is urging the federal government to expand its international sanctions law to include gross human rights violations — a move bound to further strain relations with Russia. 648 more words

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Assad/ Putin

The republican President Donald Trump has yet to meet the real Russian President Vladimir Putin. He would be well advised to learn more about the history of this ex KGB director before he decides to coordinate any actions of a mutual benefit. 2,092 more words

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Here are 10 critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways

MOSCOW — Not everyone who has a quarrel with Russian President Vladimir Putin dies in violent or suspicious circumstances — far from it. But enough loud critics of Putin’s policies have been murdered that Thursday’s daylight shooting of a Russian who sought asylum in Ukraine has led to speculation of Kremlin involvement. 1,175 more words

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Book Review: Red Notice - by Bill Browder - Take Three

In the past couple of months, I have done book reviews and reminders on this book here and here.  The book largely tells the story of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer of the British investor Bill Browder, who was tortured and eventually killed by the Russian authorities in what looks like a case of political punishment and retribution instigated by Putin himself. 110 more words

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Five more Russians blacklisted in U.S. for human rights abuses — including Putin's 'chief enforcer'

The Obama administration on Monday added five more Russians, including a senior government official who is an underling of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to a list of people who are banned from travelling to the United States and subject to asset freezes for human rights abuses. 503 more words

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Russia Critical of The U.S: American blacklist additions another move to degrade bilateral ties

 (AFP) – The Kremlin deplored Tuesday the United States’ blacklisting of a high-ranking official and the prime suspects in the 2006 murder of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko as a move that further damages bilateral ties. 262 more words