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Category Archives: RSC News Releases

October 19, 2016

Dr Andrew Foxall on Sky News discussing how the West should respond to Putin’s Russia

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, RSC News Releases, Russia, Terrorism & Security
February 4, 2016

Russian Kleptocracy Highlighted In Tour of London

Russian Kleptocracy Highlighted In Tour of London
LONDON – 4 February 2016
The Henry Jackson Society and anti-corruption campaigners are today highlighting the UK properties believed to be owned by prominent individuals from the former Soviet Union. For oligarchs, London’s high-end property market is one of …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases
January 21, 2016

HJS On Litvinenko Inquiry

As the Litvinenko Inquiry concludes that the operation to kill the former KGB agent turned British citizen was “probably approved” by the Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Henry Jackson Society is calling for new sanctions against Moscow.
Dr Andrew Foxall, Director …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Spotlight
October 12, 2015

Putin TAUNTS West for not getting results as he OBLITERATES dozens more ISIS targets

Originally published in the Express
VLADIMIR Putin has taunted the West for not getting “results” after Russia claimed it has hit 55 more Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria. US-led coalition forces announced they staged 24 attacks on the abhorrent terror group …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, RSC News Releases, Russia Studies Centre
June 17, 2015

West aids Russia’s targeting of political opponents

NEW HJS POLICY PAPER DETAILS HOW VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS EXTENDED LONG ARM OF RUSSIA’S LAW INTO WESTERN CAPITALS
Western law-enforcement agencies are complicit in Russia’s politically-motivated pursuit of opposition figures, reveals the latest report by the Russia Studies Centre at The …

Posted in RSC News Releases, RSC Spotlight
March 19, 2015

UK must oppose Russia’s persecution of wife of prominent Putin critic, say HJS experts

ALEXANDRINA MARKVO FACES ARBITRARY ‘JUSTICE’ FROM AUTHORITIES IF RETURNED TO RUSSIA
Alexandrina Markvo, a well-known cultural figure in Russia and wife of the leading Russian political activist Vladimir Ashurkov, has recently been facing the increasing political persecution from Russian authorities.
Ashurkov is …

Posted in Human Rights, Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia
March 16, 2015

Russia Imports its Own Authoritarian Rule to Crimea

The organised crime, corruption, and discrimination that is the oxygen of Vladimir Putin’s ‘spoils for the few’ mode of governance have been boosted by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, finds a new policy paper by the Russia Studies Centre at The …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia, Spotlight, Ukraine
August 28, 2014

Urgent action required to halt Russian advance in eastern Ukraine

NATO confirmation of 1,000 troops over border shows an invasion has occurred.
In one of its most brazen displays of support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Moscow has sent over 1,000 troops along with artillery and tanks across the border, …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Ukraine
July 18, 2014

Russia must come clean on its role in Eastern Ukraine plane crash

PRESIDENT PUTIN’S CLAIM “UKRAINE RESPONSIBLE” FOR MALAYSIAN AIRLINES TRAGEDY LABELLED “PREPOSTUROUS”
After the Malyasia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine last night, the evidence from both US and Ukrainian officials increasingly suggests that pro-Russian separatists in the region …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Ukraine
March 17, 2014

Henry Jackson Society experts argue Crimea is but the first step in a bigger plan with Eastern Ukraine next

Crimea Referendum Asserts Putin’s Desire to Reshape the Global Order, Humiliating the West 
LONDON – 17th March 2014 – Yesterday Crimea voted overwhelming to leave Ukraine and today announced its desire to join the Russian Federation. The referendum, universally denounced as …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
March 2, 2014

Henry Jackson Society experts warn of serious international repercussions to Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Henry Jackson Society expresses its deep concern over Russia’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. Russia’s action, which was pre-planned and followed days of escalating tensions in Ukraine, is in breach of international law, including Russia’s obligations under …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
February 20, 2014

HJS RSC experts call for urgent intervention in Ukraine to ensure peaceful outcome to crisis

The current situation in the Ukraine, in which the Russian-backed government is using violence against its own people, is deplorable and must end immediately. The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre urges President Yanukovych to engage in dialogue with the …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
January 10, 2014

Russia experts at The Henry Jackson Society warn not to be fooled by Putin’s decision to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

PRESS RELEASE: 19 December 2013
Though pleased by President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he will pardon imprisoned businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society cautions against a rush to embrace the Russian leader given ongoing and …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia Studies Centre
December 19, 2013

Russia experts at The Henry Jackson Society warn not to be fooled by Putin’s decision to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

PRESS RELEASE: 19 December 2013
Though pleased by President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he will pardon imprisoned businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society cautions against a rush to embrace the Russian leader given ongoing and …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
October 23, 2013

Russia’s Descent Toward Authoritarianism: An Examination of the Khodorkovsky Case

On the 10th anniversary of the arrest of Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russia Studies Centre has issued a new analysis that concludes Putin’s Russia is now more corrupt and significantly less free than it was 10 years ago.
Khodorkovsky, a …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Press Release, Publication, RSC News Releases, RSC Report, Russia
September 4, 2013

Russia human rights experts welcome European report into Sergei Magnitsky case

PRESS RELEASE: 4th September 2013

A report by European parliamentarians calling for an investigation into the death of human rights lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been backed by experts from the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), who have …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia Studies Centre
August 21, 2013

News Release: New director announced to lead advocacy centre at The Henry Jackson Society

Russia Studies Centre highlights human rights and political freedoms in Russia

For immediate release

August 21st 2013

Academic and expert in the North Caucasus and Russia, Dr Andrew Foxall, has been appointed to lead the Russia Studies Centre, an advocacy unit based at …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
July 18, 2013

Press Release: Navalny conviction shows Russian disregard for human rights and justice.

The conviction of yet another critic of Vladimir Putin’s Government for embezzlement is a further worrying signal of corruption and human rights abuses in the Russian state.
Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner, has today been sentenced to five years in a …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
July 11, 2013

Press Release: Posthumous guilty verdict in Magnitsky case condemned by human rights campaigners

The guilty verdict passed down to lawyer Sergei Magnitsky undermines any claim to moral authority by the Russian state, human rights analysts at the Henry Jackson Society have said.
This morning a Russian court found Magnitsky guilty of tax fraud. The …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
July 9, 2013

Press Release: The case for a British Magnitsky Act

To view the survey findings click here.
Campaigners urging the British Government to adopt stringent sanctions against Russian officials suspected of torture and corruption have renewed their call for action, as a new poll reveals overwhelming public support for the measure.
Despite …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight