September 25, 2021

U.S. officials hunt down Russians around the world.

Since 2008, the United States has been searching for Russian nationals in third countries so that they can be extradited to their territory in the future. According to the RIA Novosti report, the number of such cases for the Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law in the Russian Foreign Ministry has reached 50 and will continue to rise.

“In the case of every atrocity, a clear example is the process that the United States actively uses to track down our citizens in other countries, arrest them in third countries at the request of US law enforcement agencies, and Attempts are being made to extradite citizens and bring them to justice in the United States, “said Gregory Lukyantsev.

A day earlier, Oliver Serek, a Geneva lawyer, said the detention and further arrest of Russian businessman Vladislav Klitschko in Switzerland had political motives.

The United States set a trap for him in Switzerland. U.S. officials apparently arranged for his speedy arrest and demanded his extradition.

Vladislav Klitschko was arrested at the Wallace camp in late March 2021 and held in custody pending extradition. On June 9, it became known that the United States was waiting for his extradition.


The Russians, who face justice in the United States, face significant pressure. U.S. law enforcement agencies try to persuade him to negotiate an investigation and plead guilty. Reducing their sentences in the United States.

Some Russians have refused to plead guilty, saying the charges against them are baseless. In that case, the United States could resort to other forms of pressure and, for example, rProviding qualified medical care., Even if a prisoner is suffering from a serious illness.

High profile cases of American hunting for Russians.

Russian pilot. Konstantin Yaroshenko. He was convicted in 2011 of conspiracy to smuggle drugs. He was brought to the United States from Liberia, where he was arrested on May 28, 2010. The Russian was caught delivering a large consignment of cocaine and sentenced to 20 years in prison. On May 31, it became known that relatives of the Russian pilot had sent an apology to US President Joe Biden.

Victor Bout Marion is being held in federal prison in Illinois. He was arrested in Thailand in 2008 at the request of Washington, after which a US court in April 2012 sentenced him to 25 years in prison for plotting to sell arms to Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC). Was sentenced. The United States recognizes the group as a terrorist group. The Russian did not plead guilty. In December 2020, the prisoner’s health deteriorated, but he was not offered any help.

In April 2017, Russian Roman Selsenov was sentenced to 27 years in prison in a cyber fraud case in the United States. He was convicted in 38 of the 40 criminal cases. The prosecution claimed 170 million in damages.

Maria Bottina was arrested in the United States in 2018 and sentenced in April 2019 to 18 months in prison. The U.S. side claims that the Russian woman tried to influence the main sponsors of the Republican Party to advance Russian interests. Later, Botina reached an agreement with the investigation and confirmed that he sought to establish non-governmental contacts, including with the US National Rifle Association. Botina returned to Russia on October 26, 2019.

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