Russia & U.S.: Magnitsky crisis?

­Vyacheslav Nikonov – Vice Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of the State Duma

Last week, Russian-American relations suffered a heavy blow. The US Senate passed the controversial Magnitsky law, which bans some Russians from entering the US, after it cleared the House of Representatives in November. The Russian Foreign Ministry and Parliament are getting ready to respond, which may add fuel to the fire. So, will it? We’ll discuss it with the deputy head of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Vyacheslav Nikonov.