Title

The Medvedev Thaw: Is It Real? Will It Last?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
10:00am
203/202 Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, DC
United States
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Benjamin Cardin
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Statement: 
Name: 
Hon. Darell Issa
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Sergey Cherepanov
Title: 
Russia Coordinator
Body: 
Watch Tower bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
Name: 
Musa Klebnikov
Title: 
Executive Director
Body: 
The Paul Klebnikov Fund
Name: 
William Browder
Title: 
Chief Executive Officer
Body: 
Hermitage Capital Management Limited
Name: 
Sarah Mendelson
Title: 
Director; Senior Fellow
Body: 
Human Rights and Security Initiative; Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

This hearing discussed U.S. foreign policy towards Russia, focusing on how to improve relations while taking Russia’s compliance with human rights seriously.   The witnesses and Commissioners discussed the implications of Dmitri Medvedev becoming president and Vladimir Putin retaining power as Prime Minister.

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