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Cold War Politics Heats Up

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"This is a very unfriendly gesture to Russia. I am sure that some political forces are interested in the presence of constant political pressure on Russia." 

"If the US Congress adopted a universal law banning entry to the US for citizens of any country who violate human rights that could be understood." 

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"But why is Washington doing such an unfriendly gesture amid the current reset of the US-Russia relations on which the global stability depends? Why did they chose Russia for it?"

Moscow promised "analogous restrictions" on US officials in response.

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Key is anti-Russian sentiment. Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian attorney. In 2009, he died in police custody. His death drew international media attention.

He specialized in civil law. He did anti-corruption work. He uncovered evidence of tax fraud. He implicated police, judiciary figures, tax officials, bankers, and Russia's mafia.

He accused them of stealing around $230 million dollars in 2007 through fraudulent tax refunds. 

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On issues relating to courts, taxes, fines, and civil law, he was called the "go to guy" in Moscow.

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