The United States is committed to engaging the Russian government on human rights and democracy issues. We speak out strongly to condemn abuses of human and civil rights, calling attention to both individual cases and broader issues, such as the rule of law and corruption. Below is a record of public statements made by U.S. officials raising concerns about Russia’s human rights and democracy record.

-12/28/12 Statement on Russia's Yakovlev Act; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson
-12/13/12 Ambassador Kelly at OSCE on Killing of Russian Journalist Gekkiyev
-12/10/12 International Human Rights Day
-12/06/12 Ambassador Kramer at International Telecommunications Conference; Ambassador U.S. Head of Delegation, World Conference on International Telecommunications Terry Kramer
-12/06/12 Frontlines and Frontiers: Making Human Rights a Human Reality
-12/06/12 Intervention at the OSCE Ministerial Council First Plenary Session
-12/05/12 Press Availability Following Ministerial Meetings at NATO Headquarters
-11/29/12 Remarks at the Foreign Policy Group's "Transformational Trends 2013" Forum
-11/29/12 Response to the Report of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic
-11/29/12 Statement Regarding Effective Date of NGO Law and the Pending Legislation in the Russian Federation for Media to Register as Foreign Agents
-11/29/12 U.S. and Europe: A Revitalized Global Partnership
-11/17/12 Statement on Third Anniversary of Magnitskiy's Death in Russia; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson
-11/08/12 Response to the Report by Ambassador Janez Lenarcic, Director of ODIHR, on the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
-11/01/12 U.S. Envoy at OSCE on Russia's Amendments to Treason Law
-10/06/12 Statement on Anniversary of Murder of Russian Journalist; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson
-10/03/12 Statement on Democratic Institutions including Democratic Elections
-10/03/12 Statement on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination
-09/28/12 Statement on Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments, including: Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking of Human Beings
-09/28/12 Statement on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination
-09/26/12 Statement on Rule of Law I
-09/25/12 Statement on Fundamental Freedoms II; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
-09/24/12 Opening Plenary Statement at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
-09/24/12 Statement on Fundamental Freedoms I; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
-09/18/12 Statement on Russian Decision to End USAID Activities in Russia; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson
-09/06/12 Statement on Rule of Law for Political Activists in the Russian Federation
-07/31/12 Statement on Aleksey Navalny Case
-07/19/12 Statement on LGBT Rights in the Russian Federation
-07/16/12 United States Continues To Call For Justice in the Murders of Estemirova and Klebnikov; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson
-07/12/12 Statement on Russian Legislation on NGOs
-07/11/12 Statement of Concern Over Consideration of NGO Legislation
-07/09/12 Remarks at the Community of Democracies Governing Council
-07/05/12 Statement on Russian Law on Foreign Agents
-06/30/12 Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Russia
-06/29/12 Remarks at the Top of a Meeting With Civil Society
-06/21/12 Russia's WTO Accession: Administration's Views on the Implications for the U.S.; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns
-06/20/12 Russia's Accession to the World Trade Organization and Granting Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns
-06/20/12 Trade With Russia Is a Win-Win
-06/14/12 Statement on Freedom of Expression and Association in the Russian Federation
-06/11/12 Statement on Apparent Harrasment of Russian Political Opposition Figures
-05/24/12 Statement on Denial of Freedom of Assembly and Violence Against LGBT Individuals
-05/17/12 Remarks on Shared Values, Goals
-05/10/12 Statement on the Russian Federation: Freedom of Peaceful Assembly
-04/26/12 A Discussion With Russian Civil Society Leaders; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
-04/19/12 Statement on LGBT Rights in the Russian Federation
-04/09/12 Top of the Briefing Statement on Attack on Journalist
-03/22/12 Statement on LGBT Rights in Russian Federation and Moldova
-03/15/12 Assistant Secretary Gordon on Return of Russia's Putin; Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
-03/08/12 Statement on the Russian Presidential Election
-03/05/12 Presidential Elections in Russia; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson
-02/16/12 Statement on LGBT Legislation in Russia
-02/09/12 Russia: Anti-LGBT Legislation (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson
-01/27/12 Daily Press Briefing - January 27, 2012
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