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Human Rights in Russia: 2010


The United States is committed to engaging the Russian government on human rights and democracy issues. We speak out strongly to condemn abuses of human and civil rights, calling attention to both individual cases and broader issues, such as the rule of law and corruption. Below is a record of public statements made by U.S. officials raising concerns about Russia’s human rights and democracy record.


-12/27/10   Statement on Conviction of Khodorkovsky/Lebedev
-12/27/10  Verdict in the Khodorkovsky-Lebedev Case;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-11/26/10   Freedom of the Media
-11/17/10  The Obama Administration's European Agenda;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Remarks at the Atlantic Council; Washington, DC
-11/16/10  Anniversary of the Death of Sergei Magnitskiy;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-11/11/10   Statement on Media Freedom in Russia
-11/08/10   Condemnation of Attack on Oleg Kashin
-10/26/10  Interview with Gazeta.Ru;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Moscow, Russia
-10/25/10  Remarks at Civil Society Reception;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Moscow, Russia
-10/19/10   Comments on Chechnya Parliament Attack
-10/06/10  Four-Year Anniversary of Politkovskaya Murder;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-09/28/10   Remarks by Ambassador Beyrle at the Reception for the Committee to Protect Journalists
-09/23/10   Advancing Democracy and Human Rights
-09/13/10  Interview With Interfax of Russia;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns; Moscow, Russia
-09/08/10  Remarks on United States Foreign Policy;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Council on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-09/01/10   Arrest of Strategy 31 Protestors
-08/03/10   Statement on the Detention of Article 31 Rally Participants
-07/15/10  Anniversary of the Murder of Natalya Estemirova;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/24/10  Remarks at the U.S.-Russia "Civil Society to Civil Society" Summit;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Renaissance Marriott Hotel; Washington, DC
-06/24/10   U.S.-Russia Relations: "Reset" Fact Sheet
-06/16/10  U.S.-Russia Relations Under the Obama Administration;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Remarks at the German Marshall Fund; Washington, DC
-05/31/10   Statement on Detention of Peaceful Protestors in Russia
-04/26/10  U.S.-Russian Relations: First Year of the Obama Administration; Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel A. Russell, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; World Russia Forum; Washington, DC
-04/14/10  The United States and Russia in a New Era: One Year After "Reset";  Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns; Center for American Progress; Washington, DC
-03/19/10  Interview With Vladimir Pozner of First Channel Television;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Moscow, Russia
-03/15/10  Interview with Yevgenia Albats, The New Times;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-02/04/10   Reply to the Russian Federation on Media Freedom in the U.S.
-02/01/10  Russia: Detentions of Protesters in Russia; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid; Washington, DC
-01/28/10   Statement on Russian Federation's Call for Protection of Human Rights Organizations in the North Caucasus Region
-01/14/10   Interview by Under Secretary William Burns With Gazeta.ru

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