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As reported by Andres Kramer in Tuesday's New York Times,
in an article entitled, " Russia,
Facing Big Budget Gap, Warms to Foreign Investors ", the Russian
government is actively seeking foreign capital and foreign investors. The
article mentioned that several state-owned enterprises...
By Louis M. Solomon
Investment Bank AG, et al. v. Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP, et al. , Case No. 01-CV-1677 (Denver Colo. District Court June
2011), is an example of international litigation in a U.S. court making its way
through trial and decision. The decision should be read in...
Aaron C. Hall writes: "Our
client first applied for asylum in 1992 based on persecution by the KGB in the
former Soviet Union on account of his political opinion. His application
was denied by the IJ and on appeal by the BIA and the Tenth Circuit. He then
filed a Motion to Reopen with the BIA...
US intelligence agencies just
reported to Congress that China
and Russia have national policies to steal technology from US companies over
the Internet. The Congressional report was compiled by the Office of the National
Counterintelligence Executive which included this alarming information:
"Secretary of State Clinton and Russian Foreign
Minister Lavrov exchanged diplomatic notes during their November 19,
2011, meeting in Bali on the new agreement on visas announced on July
13, 2011. This exchange of notes advances the visa agreement one step
closer to entry into force. Under...
(AP) - The head of Russia's top investigation agency has announced the creation
of a task force that will investigate crimes committed by police officers. The
move follows a perennial public outcry over cases of killings, beatings,
torture and Full
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(AP) - The House Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to penalize Russian
human rights violators in a measure that could complicate efforts to normalize
trade relations between the two countries. The legislation, approved by voice
vote, imposes visa bans and freezes the assets of...
(AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law a new
measure that requires non-governmental groups receiving funding from abroad and
engaging in political activity to register as foreign agents. Some NGOs have
vowed to Full
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"The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is pleased to announce that the historic
U.S.-Russia visa agreement will enter into effect September 9, 2012. The
agreement will facilitate travel and establish stronger ties between
Russia and the United States, as it will benefit the largest segment of
In the eyes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, human rights NGOs
interfere with his ongoing rule that paints a thin veneer of democracy over a
regime that has never trusted the ballot box. Having risen to power as a KGB
operative, it's not surprising that President Putin has been the driving...
(AP) - Around 200 people held a rally Sunday in Moscow to mark the sixth
anniversary of the unsolved murder of crusading reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Participants
held up candles and pictures of the journalist and Full
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Text of the Agreement
FAQ: Bilateral Adoption Agreement with Russia
"A joint Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services team traveled to Moscow September 26 – 28 to meet with Russian officials to discuss implementing procedures for the Agreement between the...
(AP) - Russian investigators on Friday filed charges against a left-wing
activist, making him the most prominent opposition figure to face prison under
an increasingly severe Kremlin crackdown against the anti-Putin protest
movement. Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Friday...
U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement
The Department of State announced on October 16, 2012, that the Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children entered into force on November 1, 2012. This agreement should enhance the safeguards...
(AP) - Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now
live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that
critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.
The law took effect Wednesday, just two days after Full
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in
a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and
stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and
journalists. The panel of 10 independent experts expressed concern...
"We grant the petition in this matter because we conclude that Doe met his burden of presenting evidence that the Russian government was unable or unwilling to control the nongovernmental actors who persecuted him because he is a homosexual. We also hold that in order to obtain the relief he requested...
Deal provides Iran limited relief from sanctions
By Stephen M. McNabb , Stefan Reisinger and Gwen S. Green
On January 20, 2014, the Joint Plan of Action reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China) plus...
The Legality of the Use of Force under the UN Charter
In the devastating aftermath of World War II, the international community came together to prohibit the use of force in international relations. The Charter of the United Nations ( Charter or CUN ) became the formal codification...
By Stephen M. McNabb , Stefan Reisinger , Kimberly Hope Caine and Gwen S. Green
On August 1, 2014, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") issued a final rule imposing a licensing requirement for the export of a wide range of items to Russia that are intended...
By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law amending the Law on Data Protection and Law on Information. The law requires all personal data operators – subject to few exceptions – to store and process any personal data of Russian individuals within...
Executive Order 13685 of December 19, 2014 Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to the Crimea Region of Ukraine
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International...
To the extent a company doing business in Russia has not yet done so, it should consider whether Russia's Personal Data Law and its data localization requirement apply to its business, and, if so, begin compliance planning promptly.
On December 31, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed...
By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich
Russia’s much publicized changes to its data protection rules come into force as of September 1, 2015.
These changes are broadly, and vaguely, written and apply to almost anyone handling the personal data of Russian citizens, whether one is located in...