30
April

Crime and punishment; If Russia won’t act against senior officials who steal and kill, maybe the State Department can

The Washington Post

ONE THING the Obama administration’s “reset” of relations with Russia hasn’t changed is Moscow’s imperviousness to accountability for criminal offenses by its government at home and abroad. The regime of Vladimir Putin rivals those of Iran or Syria for murders or acts of terrorism outside its borders, including hits in London, Vienna and Dubai; it also has persecuted or confiscated companies with Western owners or shareholders. In no instance has it accepted responsibility. Russian hit men charged by foreign police and prosecutors brazenly serve in the national parliament.

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