First... apologies for not going thru the thread, as I'm sure this has been discussed... But...
It's a subject that has suddenly brought all of the Russia/US politics into focus for me. The Magnitsky Act
A close reading makes a lot of names and activities more meaningful. Why the media continues to use "adoption" as a theme for discussion is beyond me. Even Rachel hasn't dug into this to do it justice.
And it's not as simple as that. Magnitsky involved the repeal of the
Jackson-Vanik amendment... which had restricted man, many US moneyed-elite interests.
Small wonder that the breadth of the involvement of banks and great corporations hasn't risen to the surface. Money laundering and political influence extends so deeply into the business world and the power brokers that it's possible a full spilling of the details would devastate the world markets.
Try this: From Slate
My darkside conspiracy theory.