Posts Tagged ‘alexei anichin’

04
February 2011

Official Not Worried About EU Visa Ban

The Moscow Times

A senior Russian investigative official said he would not care if the European Union banned him from entry over the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

“I don’t have any immediate plans to go abroad,” Alexei Anichin, head of the Interior Ministry’s Investigative Committee, told reporters in Moscow on Thursday. “But if I do go and they don’t let me in, it won’t be a big tragedy for me.”

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03
February 2011

Russian police general dismissive of EU, US sanctions over lawyer’s death

REN TV

Text of report by privately owned Russian television channel REN TV on 3 February

[Presenter] Yelena Baturina, the wife of the former Moscow mayor [Yuriy Luzhkov], may be invited for questioning in connection with the theft of R13bn [over 430m dollars at the current exchange rate] from the Moscow city budget, the head of the Interior Ministry’s investigations committee, Aleksey Anichin, has said at a news conference today. He said that the investigation was in full swing, however the journalists were interested not so much in Baturina’s problems as in the problems of Anichin himself and, specifically, if he will be missing Europe since Anichin’s name is on the so-called black list of 60 officials connected with the Magnitskiy case who have been banned from entering European countries and the USA.

[Anichin] To take a decision like that, not only as regards me but as regards 60 people, without any court or other ruling is strange, to say the least. In recent years I have not travelled anywhere apart from former Soviet republics and have no plans to, so even if they do issue the ban, I won’t be suffering much.

[Presenter] Gen Anichin added that he had not received an official notification of a ban to enter the USA and EU countries.

An employee of the investment fund Hermitage Capital, Sergey Magnitskiy, while under investigation, died in custody in November 2009. The circumstances of his death have not been established still.

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