Russia has released the list naming 18 Americans banned from entering the Russian Federation over their alleged human rights violations, as a direct response to the so-called Magnitsky list revealed by the US on Friday.
Moscow has reiterated that the forthcoming identification of Russian officials on Washington’s ‘Magnitsky List’ blacklist will deteriorate bilateral relations between the two countries, and promised immediate reciprocal action.
Russia’s top law enforcement agency has rejected claims that the criminal investigation against Sergey Magnitsky was connected with his attempt to incriminate law enforcers of large-scale embezzlement of state funds.
A Russian court has yet again postponed hearings into the tax evasion case against late auditor Sergey Magnitsky and his former boss William Browder after the state-appointed defense attorney asked for more time to prepare for the process.
Russia is to probe the head of UK-based Hermitage Capital, William Browder, over alleged misappropriation of stock in Russian gas giant Gazprom, which inflicted at least 3 billion rubles ($US 98 million) in damages.