RIA Novosti: Moscow to continue ‘Magnitsky Work’ with U.S.

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July 17, 2012, 11:10 a.m. |

Magnitsky was arrested on tax evasion charges in November 2008, just days after accusing police investigators in a $230-million tax refund fraud, and died almost a year later in the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center in Moscow.

According to RIA Novosti report, Russia will continue working with the United States to clarify its position on a range of thorny issues including the so-called Magnitsky affair, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday, following a visit last week to the U.S. by leading Russian lawmakers to give their account of the issue.

"Did we succeed in breaking the prevalent mood in the American Congress? I think we did generate some doubts about the indisputability of the line that is being pursued [in the U.S.], which is very important,” he said.

“We will continue this effort: Water wears down stone.”

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