News | May 04, 2012

EWI's Jacqueline McLaren Miller addresses Magnitsky Bill

Jacqueline McLaren Miller, Senior Associate of the U.S. Global Engagement Program with the EastWest Institute, spoke with Voice of Russia radio on the Magnitsky bill currently under discussion in the U.S. congress.

If enacted, the bill would impose financial and visa restrictions on Russian officials who have been linked to the criminal prosecution of hermitage capital lawyer Sergey Magnitsky.

Miller held that, "much as the Jackson-Vanik amendment did in 1975, I think this would be yet another source of tension in the bilateral relationship."

Click here to listen to the full interview at Voice of Russia.