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Sen. Wicker: Putin's Russia back under 'iron curtain'

"Voices are being heard, there is a thread of truth coming from the almost iron curtain of authoritarianism we have reverted to in Russia," said Wicker from the Senate floor.

Wicker, along with Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), is sponsoring a bill, the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, that would seek to punish Russian officials for complicity in the 2009 death of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.

Read more on The Hill's Floor Action blog.

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