Kremlin's Omerta Blocks Justice for Magnitsky

In an opinion editorial in The Moscow Times, opinion page editor, Michael Bohm, says that the Kremlin’s real reason for opposing the Magnitsky bill is that it has no interest in fighting corruption against its own major crime syndicates. This would explain why the complete inaction in investigating the Hermitage embezzlement and other similar schemes, which looks like a government cover-up, where the government refuses to snitch on the country's top organised-crime members. The problem, of course, is that in Russia the two groups are so intertwined that it is often hard to determine who are state officials and who are mafia members.

Friday, June 29, 2012