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  • At the behest of Jewish groups, Congress set to rid Russia of Jackson-Vanik restraints

    November 14, 2012 | 4:34 pm

    At the behest of leading U.S. Jewish groups, Congress is set to free Russia from the Jackson-Vanik restrictions, the Soviet-era law aimed at exerting pressure on Russia to loosen its emigration restrictions.

    But that doesn't mean the Putin administration is off the hook for human...

  • Israel backs lifting Jackson-Vanik

    June 22, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Israel endorsed Russia’s graduation out of Jackson-Vanik trade restrictions.

    “Israel supports Russia’s graduation from Jackson-Vanik,” a senior Israeli official told JTA this week. “The reasons Russia is included in Jackson Vanik are no longer relevant.”

    The official made the...

  • Abolish Jackson-Vanik, Russian Jews urge Congress

    December 21, 2010 | 2:52 pm

    Representatives of the Russian Jewish Congress asked the U.S. Congress to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment.

    The appeal was addressed to the U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Beyrly, during a meeting Monday in Moscow that took place on the 36th anniversary of the amendment’s...