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.

-12/20/13 Khodorkovskiy Release in the State Department Daily Press Briefing
-12/19/13 LGBT Rights in the State Department Daily Press Briefing
-12/18/13 Sochi and LGBT Rights in the White House Press Briefing
-11/15/13 Fourth Anniversary of Magnitskiy's Death; Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki
-10/25/13 Anniversary of Arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky; Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki
-10/07/13 Seven-Year Anniversary of the Murder of Anna Politkovskaya; Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson
-10/03/13 Session 16 - Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments II
-10/02/13 Session 14 - Rule of Law I: Democratic Lawmaking; Independence of the Judiciary; Right to a Fair Trial
-10/02/13 Session 15 - Rule of Law II: Capital Punishment; Prevention of Torture; Protection of Human Rights While Countering Terrorism
-10/01/13 Session 12 - Democratic Elections and Election Observation: Sharing Best Practices
-10/01/13 Session 13 - Democratic Elections and Election Observation: Sharing Best Practices
-09/30/13 Session 10 - Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments I: Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings
-09/30/13 Session 11 - Democratic Institutions, Including: Democracy at the National, Regional and Local Levels; Citizenship and Political Rights
-09/27/13 Session 8 - Freedom of Assembly and Association
-09/27/13 Session 9 - Freedom of Assembly and Association II
-09/26/13 Session 6 - Freedom of Religion or Belief
-09/25/13 Session 4 - Freedom of Expression, Free Media and Information, Including Best Practices for Protection of Journalists; Address by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
-09/25/13 Session 5 - Fundamental Freedoms II, Including: Freedom of Movement; National Human Rights Institutions and the Role of Civil Society in the Protection of Human Rights; Human Rights Education
-09/24/13 Session 2 - Tolerance and Non-discrimination II, Review of the Implementation of Commitments on Promotion of Mutual Respect and Understanding
-09/24/13 Session 3 - Tolerance and Non-discrimination I, Including: Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men; Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality; Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children
-09/23/13 Opening Plenary Statement
-09/23/13 Session 1 - National Minorities and Aggressive Nationalism
-08/07/13 President Obama on LGBT Rights on Jay Leno, the Tonight Show
-07/26/13 LGBT Rights and Russia at State Department Daily Press Briefing
-07/25/13 LGBT Rights and Russia at State Department Daily Press Briefing
-07/25/13 Statement on the Rule of Law in the Russian Federation In Light of Magnitsky and Navalny Convictions
-07/19/13 On Navalniy Verdict at State Department Daily Press Briefing
-07/18/13 On Navalniy Verdict at State Department Daily Press Briefing
-07/18/13 On the Conviction and Sentencing of Alexey Navalniy and Pyotr Ofitserov; Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson
-07/15/13 In Memory of Russian Journalists Natalya Estemirova and Paul Klebnikov; Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson
-07/12/13 LGBT Rights in the White House Daily Press Briefing
-07/11/13 On Posthumous Magnitsky Verdict at State Department Daily Press Briefing
-07/11/13 U.S. at OSCE Statement on the Murder of Russian Journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev
-07/04/13 U.S. at OSCE Statement on LGBT Rights in the Russian Federation
-07/04/13 U.S. at OSCE Statement on Suspension of Russian NGO Golos for Failing to Register as a "Foreign Agent"
-07/01/13 On LGBT Propaganda Ban and Blasphemy Law at State Department Daily Press Briefing
-06/28/13 On Suspension of Golos and On Snowden at State Department Daily Press Briefing
-06/27/13 U.S. at OSCE on Eviction of Moscow NGO "For Human Rights" and Injuries to Lev Ponomarev
-06/06/13 U.S. at OSCE on Fining of Russian NGO for Violation of "Foreign Agent" Law
-05/21/13 U.S. Statement at OSCE Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Conference, First Session
-05/21/13 U.S. Statement at OSCE Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Conference, Fourth Session
-05/16/13 U.S. at OSCE Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia or Transphobia
-05/02/13 U.S. at OSCE Statement on Russian NGO Law and Fining of the NGO Golos
-04/25/13 Statement on Restrictions on Russian NGOs/ Golos Case
-04/23/13 State Department Daily Press Briefing
-04/19/13 Foreign Press Center Briefing on 2012 Human Rights Report
-04/19/13 Introduction to State Department 2012 Human Rights Report
-04/19/13 Remarks on the Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
-04/12/13 Background Brieing on the Administration's Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
-04/12/13 Release of Magnitsky List; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson
-04/11/13 OSCE Statement on Inspections of NGOs in Russia
-04/09/13 Passing of Journalist Mikhail Beketov
-03/28/13 Statement on Inspections of NGOs
-03/25/13 Inspection of NGOs
-03/08/13 Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards
-03/07/13 U.S. at OSCE on International Women's Day
-02/24/13 Background Briefing on Secretary of State Kerry's Trip to Great Britain, Germany, and France
-02/06/13 State Department Daily Press Briefing
-02/02/13 Summary of Biden's Meeting with Russian FM Lavrov
-02/02/13 Vice President Biden at Munich Security Conference
-01/31/13 Ambassador Kelly at OSCE on LGBT Rights in Russia
-01/31/13 Briefing on Vice President Biden's Trip to Europe
-01/29/13 Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR
-01/29/13 Secretary Clinton Holds a Global Townterview
-01/25/13 State Department Daily Press Briefing
-01/08/13 Assistant Secretary Gordon at Media Roundtable in the Netherlands; Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
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