Articles by Jamison Firestone



Distorting the Truth: Behind the Magnitsky Act Film (Op-Ed)

The Moscow International film festival on Tuesday screened “The Magnitsky Act — Behind the Scenes.”

From the Archive: Magnitsky's Death Was No Accident

Sunday marks five years since the death of Sergei Magnitsky —the anti-corruption lawyer who died in confinement after uncovering a massive tax scam.

Magnitsky Verdict Is In: Russia Is a Criminal State

It was unthinkable that the state could openly support officials stealing from its own treasury.

Managing Magnitsky in a Managed Democracy

Last Tuesday, the Investigative Committee announced that it had closed the investigation of the death of Sergei Magnitsky because they couldn't identify an "event of crime." I was immediately inundated with calls from journalists asking if I was surprised or disappointed and what our next move would be.

Why Russia Is Trying a Dead Man

Russia has set a new record: Putting a dead man on trial has been done in Europe in more than 1,000 years.

Why Obama Should Sign the Magnitsky Act

The Magnitsky Act is win-win: U.S.-Russian trade will benefit, while Russian officials will be penalized for committing human rights violations.

Senators Bungled Anti-Magnitsky Road Show

Last week, a delegation of Russian senators traveled to Washington to make a last-ditch attempt to derail the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act. By the time they were finished, the trip had turned into a fiasco, highlighting the need for the law they so vehemently oppose.

I'm Sick and Tired of the Kremlin's Blatant Lies

Last week, anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny was arrested and sentenced to 15 days in jail for protesting election fraud.

Too Early for Congratulations on Magnitsky

It is laudable that Medvedev fired prison officials, but he should focus on why Magnitsky was arrested in the first place.

Licensed to Kill

Magnitsky did not die by chance. He died because corrupt Interior Ministry officers killed him.

When Authorities Knock, Know Your Legal Rights

Russia Needs Law on Mortgages

Staking a Claim on St. Pete Soil

Bargains and Busts in Petersburg

Illegal Rentals Cost More Later

Homing in on a Good Brokerage

Put a Stop to Rent Horrors With Lease-Law Weapons

Real Estate Firms Awash In a Sea of Regulations

A Shadow of a Building Boom