U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies

Apr 06 2018

Here is the full list:

AKIMOV, Andrey Igorevich
BOGDANOV, Vladimir Leonidovich
DERIPASKA, Oleg Vladimirovich
DYUMIN, Alexey Gennadyevich
FRADKOV, Mikhail Efimovich
KERIMOV, Suleiman Abusaidovich
KOLOKOLTSEV, Vladimir Alexandrovich
KOSACHEV, Konstantin
KOSTIN, Andrey Leonidovich
MILLER, Alexey Borisovich
PATRUSHEV, Nikolai Platonovich
REZNIK, Vladislav Matusovich
ROTENBERG, Igor Arkadyevich
SHAMALOV, Kirill Nikolaevich
SHKOLOV, Evgeniy Mikhailovich
SKOCH, Andrei Vladimirovich
TORSHIN, Alexander Porfiryevich
USTINOV, Vladimir Vasilyevich
VALIULIN, Timur Samirovich
VEKSELBERG, Viktor Feliksovich
ZHAROV, Alexander Alexandrovich
ZOLOTOV, Viktor Vasiliyevich

Among those sanctioned are Oleg V. Deripaska, an oligarch who once had close ties to Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort; Kirill Shamalov, an energy executive who married Mr. Putin’s daughter, Katerina Tikhonova; and Viktor Vekselberg, chairman of the Renova Group, a Russian investment firm.

Russian foreign policy: disruption and reflection of domestic policies

Jun 18 2018

On Thursday, June 14, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based think-tank, organized a panel discussion with Russian opposition leaders to explore U.S.-Russia relations in Vladimir Putin’s fourth term as president.


Last Address: a civic initiative to commemorate victims of Soviet repressions 

Jun 10 2018

On Monday, June 4, the Kennan’s Institute, a Washington-based think-tank, organized a panel to introduce “The Last Address” project – a civic initiative to commemorate the victims of repressions in the Soviet Union which originated in Russia and is gradually spreading to other countries. The panelists talked about the origins, success, and challenges of the initiative.


Economic stagnation widens gap between Russian authorities and people

May 25 2018

On Friday, May 18, Free Russia Foundation and Atlantic Council organized an expert panel to discuss the politics and economics of Vladimir Putin’s fourth term as president. Experts expect further economic stagnation, with no structural economic reforms in sight, and discussed the growing gap between the Russian government and citizens.


Russia’s new generation of democratic forces

May 15 2018

Free Russia Foundation recently hosted in Washington a delegation of pro-democracy municipal officials and activists from Russia. The delegates, representing various local government and political movements in Russia, participated in a series of panel discussions focusing on the recent success of the Russian opposition at the local level – and hopes for changing the political landscape and building bridges with the West.


Russian Americans Say Keep It Up, President Trump

Apr 16 2018

The Congress of Russian Americans, a group claiming to represent five million Russian-speaking Americans, recently wrote to US President Donald Trump deploring the state of Russian-American relations, denouncing the expulsion of sixty Russian diplomats from the United States, and denying Russia’s involvement in the recent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England. It also alleges that Russian speakers face “serious discrimination” in America.