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The nomination of #Mishustin to be PM of #Russia likely represents an “all in, scorched Earth” move by #Putin to fight the #MagnitskyAct sanctions. Mishustin, along with Prosector General #YuryChaika, has been integral to the investigation of (1/3)…
… of alleged massive tax fraud (via #HSBC, the #HongKong #Shanghai Banking Corp.) by US citizenship-renouncer #BillBrowder.

With the opening of #NordStream2, we already see #Germany backing off the #Magnitsky narrative, with @SPIEGEL_English questioning key aspects (2/3)…
… of #BillBrowder’s shifting story (inc. the fundamental point that #Magnitsky was a lawyer & not an accountant).

The loser here is #HumanRights. The #MagnitskyAct is great, powerful legislation built on a questionable foundation. It should’ve been named after #LiuXiaobo. (3/3)
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THREAD 1/9 Because Putin’s new choice for prime minister, Mikhail #Mishustin, is relatively unknown, comparisons are being made with two previous faceless and now half-forgotten prime ministers: Mikhail Fradkov (2004-07) and Viktor Zubkov (07-08). But there’s a key difference.
2/9 Fradkov and Zubkov were Putin’s age or older, so could never represent a post-Putin future. Mishustin is 12 years younger than Putin, and belongs to the generation of young technocrats: young enough to serve two six-year presidential terms.
3/9 He’s not a friend of Putin’s or a member of his inner circle. He’s not connected to Putin’s Petersburg pals, the Ozero dacha collective, the security services, or Putin’s past in the Petersburg mayor’s office or counter-intelligence.
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