Turning the Tables on Russia – NYTimes.com

This issue hits me more on an emotional level rather than politically or intellectually–perhaps because it seems so hard to improve life in Russia:

I have to confess that when I first began receiving press releases about this effort, which has gained traction in Europe as well as the U.S., I didn’t take it very seriously. Visa restrictions didn’t seem like much of a price for allowing an innocent lawyer to die in prison. But after watching the reaction of the Russian government, which has repeatedly and vehemently denounced the bill — and which is now, out of pure spite, prosecuting Magnitsky posthumously — I’ve come to see that it really does hit these officials where it hurts them most.

via Turning the Tables on Russia – NYTimes.com.

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