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Human Rights in Russia: 2012


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.


-12/28/12  Statement on Russia's Yakovlev Act; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/13/12  Ambassador Kelly at OSCE on Killing of Russian Journalist Gekkiyev; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-12/10/12  International Human Rights Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-12/06/12  Ambassador Kramer at International Telecommunications Conference;  Ambassador U.S. Head of Delegation, World Conference on International Telecommunications Terry Kramer; Via Teleconference
-12/06/12  Frontlines and Frontiers: Making Human Rights a Human Reality;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Dublin City University; Dublin, Ireland
-12/06/12  Intervention at the OSCE Ministerial Council First Plenary Session;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Royal Dublin Society; Dublin, Ireland
-12/05/12  Press Availability Following Ministerial Meetings at NATO Headquarters;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
-11/29/12  Remarks at the Foreign Policy Group's "Transformational Trends 2013" Forum;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; The Newseum; Washington, DC
-11/29/12  Response to the Report of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-11/29/12  Statement Regarding Effective Date of NGO Law and the Pending Legislation in the Russian Federation for Media to Register as Foreign Agents; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-11/29/12  U.S. and Europe: A Revitalized Global Partnership;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Brookings Institution; Washington, DC
-11/17/12  Statement on Third Anniversary of Magnitskiy's Death in Russia; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/08/12  Response to the Report by Ambassador Janez Lenarcic, Director of ODIHR, on the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-11/01/12  U.S. Envoy at OSCE on Russia's Amendments to Treason Law; Charge d'Affaires Gary Robbins; Permanent Council; Vienna, Austria
-10/06/12  Statement on Anniversary of Murder of Russian Journalist; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-10/03/12  Statement on Democratic Institutions including Democratic Elections; Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen; Warsaw, Poland
-10/03/12  Statement on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination; Ambassador Michael Kozak; Warsaw, Poland
-09/28/12  Statement on Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments, including: Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking of Human Beings; Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen; Warsaw, Poland
-09/28/12  Statement on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination; Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen; Warsaw, Poland
-09/26/12  Statement on Rule of Law I; Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen; Warsaw, Poland
-09/25/12  Statement on Fundamental Freedoms II; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Warsaw, Poland
-09/24/12  Opening Plenary Statement at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting; Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen; Warsaw, Poland
-09/24/12  Statement on Fundamental Freedoms I; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Warsaw, Poland
-09/18/12  Statement on Russian Decision to End USAID Activities in Russia; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/06/12  Statement on Rule of Law for Political Activists in the Russian Federation; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-07/31/12   Statement on Aleksey Navalny Case
-07/19/12  Statement on LGBT Rights in the Russian Federation; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-07/16/12  United States Continues To Call For Justice in the Murders of Estemirova and Klebnikov; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/12/12  Statement on Russian Legislation on NGOs; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-07/11/12   Statement of Concern Over Consideration of NGO Legislation
-07/09/12  Remarks at the Community of Democracies Governing Council;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
-07/05/12  Statement on Russian Law on Foreign Agents; Political Officer Tim Fingarson; Vienna, Austria
-06/30/12  Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Russia
-06/29/12  Remarks at the Top of a Meeting With Civil Society;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Consul General's Residence; St. Petersburg, Russia
-06/21/12  Russia's WTO Accession: Administration's Views on the Implications for the U.S.; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Testimony before the Senate Committee on Finance; Washington, DC
-06/20/12  Russia's Accession to the World Trade Organization and Granting Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Statement before the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives; Washington, DC
-06/20/12  Trade With Russia Is a Win-Win;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Wall Street Journal
-06/14/12  Statement on Freedom of Expression and Association in the Russian Federation; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-06/11/12   Statement on Apparent Harrasment of Russian Political Opposition Figures
-05/24/12  Statement on Denial of Freedom of Assembly and Violence Against LGBT Individuals; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-05/17/12  Remarks on Shared Values, Goals; Attorney General Eric Holder; St. Petersburg, Russia
-05/10/12  Statement on the Russian Federation: Freedom of Peaceful Assembly; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-04/26/12  A Discussion With Russian Civil Society Leaders; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-04/19/12  Statement on LGBT Rights in the Russian Federation; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-04/09/12   Top of the Briefing Statement on Attack on Journalist
-03/22/12  Statement on LGBT Rights in Russian Federation and Moldova; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-03/15/12  Assistant Secretary Gordon on Return of Russia's Putin;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; BPC Panel discussion, "Putin's Return: The Political and Commercial Implications for America"; Washington, DC
-03/08/12  Statement on the Russian Presidential Election; Political Counselor Christopher Robinson; Vienna, Austria
-03/05/12  Presidential Elections in Russia; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/16/12  Statement on LGBT Legislation in Russia; Ambassador Ian Kelly; Vienna, Austria
-02/09/12  Russia: Anti-LGBT Legislation (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/27/12   Daily Press Briefing - January 27, 2012

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