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THE TRAGIC DEATH OFTRUE HERO: Condolence book to honor the life of Sergey Magnitskiy

November 20, 2009

On Mon­day, 16 Novem­ber 2009, Sergei Mag­nit­skiy, 37, who bravely exposed mas­sive cor­rup­tion by Russ­ian Inte­rior Min­istry offi­cials, trag­i­cally passed away at a Moscow prison where he was kept for a year with­out trial. He left a wife and two children.

Please honor this great man by express­ing your con­do­lences, and show the world that Sergey Mag­nit­skiy, and what he stood for, will never be forgotten.

To add your con­do­lences please leave a reply below.

Соболезнования в связи с трагической гибелью Сергея Магнитского, человека чести и великого достоинства

В понедельник, 16 ноября 2009 года, в следственном изоляторе «Матросская тишина», в Москве, трагически скончался Сергей Магницкий, 37-ми летний адвокат, отдавший свои силы, здоровье и жизнь борьбе по разоблачению масштабной коррупции в рядах МВД России. За несгибаемую волю, принципиальность, человеческую порядочность следователи держали Сергея в тюрьме в течение года. У него остались жена и двое детей.

Пожалуйста, почтите память этого великого человека, выразив соболезнования (в комментариях ниже) и уважение Сергею, его семье и близким, а также делу, за которое он отдал свою жизнь. Пожалуйста, перешлите это сообщение каждому, кто не равнодушен и кому не безразлична трагическая судьба Сергея, чтобы навсегда сохранить память об этом удивительном и светлом человеке.

105 Responses to “THE TRAGIC DEATH OFTRUE HERO: Condolence book to honor the life of Sergey Magnitskiy”

  1. Lev Ponomarev on November 18th, 2009 20:47

    This death will fur­ther com­pro­mise the stand­ing of our judi­cial system

  2. User on November 18th, 2009 20:48

    I just read with great sad­ness and dis­gust about the death of your attor­ney in Moscow. Quar­rel­ing over money is one thing, but this is truly abysmal and I’m sure can’t be easy for you to deal with. At least you, and his poor fam­ily, should know that this is not a triv­ial event to peo­ple who have cared about Rus­sia and its des­tiny. Please con­vey my con­do­lences among the many oth­ers I’m sure you’re receiving.

  3. Guest on November 18th, 2009 20:48

    I was shocked and appalled to learn today of Sergey Magnitskiy’s death in cus­tody. The judge who denied him med­ical treat­ment should be fac­ing a mur­der charge. I feel for you and your col­leagues at this dif­fi­cult time. I would be grate­ful if you could pass on to Sergey’s fam­ily that there are peo­ple in Britain who care deeply about Rus­sia and are hor­ri­fied that a tal­ented young man should have been let down by his coun­try in such a tragic way.

  4. Fianna Jesover on November 18th, 2009 20:48

    I learned yes­ter­day with tremen­dous regret about Sergei’s death. Please accept our deep­est sym­pa­thy. We recall your ear­lier con­cerns about his safety and are out­raged to hear about this tragedy. Our thoughts are with you and his loved ones

  5. William Browder on November 18th, 2009 20:49

    Sergey Mag­nit­skiy was an hon­or­able man who showed extra­or­di­nary courage. He believed in an ideal; that cor­rup­tion could be destroyed in Rus­sia, and that the law would pro­tect him. I know I speak for every­one when I say that both Sergey and his fam­ily are in our hearts at this time.

  6. Guest on November 18th, 2009 20:49

    We now mourn the death of a young lawyer who was sim­ply try­ing to stand up to a bro­ken judi­cial system

  7. Chairman Cardin on November 18th, 2009 20:50

    Mag­nit­skiy died in prison after being ille­gally arrested by the very same offi­cials he had pre­vi­ously exposed as cor­rupt, and detained for a year with­out trial

  8. K Orlov on November 19th, 2009 01:54

    Sergei was some­one I knew. He was an excel­lent lawyer and a good per­son. The cir­cum­stances of his death are shock­ing. I feel sorry for the peo­ple respon­si­ble for his death — they will have to live with this crime for the rest of their lives. My thoughts are with his fam­ily and rel­a­tives. God bless his memory.

  9. Tim Enneking on November 19th, 2009 19:20

    An absolute trav­esty! Not only a tal­ented lawyer but a man of the high­est prin­ci­ples — for which he paid with his life. We should all be so strong in our beliefs, although I hope no one else has to pay the price for them that Sergei did.

  10. Keith Bush on November 19th, 2009 20:35

    I have been fol­low­ing devel­op­ments in Rus­sia for the past 48 years, first with Radio Lib­erty, then at CSIS, and now with the USRBC. Noth­ing has shocked me more than the judi­cial mur­der of Sergey Mag­nit­skiy, a thor­oughly decent man who put his trust in the rule of law in Russia.

  11. Lord Marlesford on November 19th, 2009 22:20

    I express my deep sym­pa­thy to Sergey Magnitskiy’s family.

  12. Reiner Hartmann on November 20th, 2009 13:56

    Why does it always take away from us the very best and brilliant,why does it has to come to such a trad­egy to put light on the very dark side of this insti­tu­tion and the role of law in Russia.

  13. Alexander Monin on November 20th, 2009 15:43

    Sergey Mag­nit­skiy was indeed an hon­or­able man who showed extra­or­di­nary courage.

    R.I.P. Sergey

  14. Frieda Brepoels, MEP on November 20th, 2009 15:51

    With sad­ness I have read the news about the death of Sergey Mag­nit­skiy. As a Mem­ber of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, I endorsed and will endorse the Parliament’s con­tin­u­ous stance on the lack in cred­i­bil­ity of Russia’s human rights pol­icy. In its res­o­lu­tion of 17 Sep­tem­ber 2009, the Par­lia­ment “unre­servedly con­demns and strongly deplores the harass­ment and attacks on the lives of human rights defend­ers, lawyers and jour­nal­ists in Rus­sia”. Unfor­tu­nately, how­ever, the death of Mr Mag­nit­skiy clearly shows that Rus­sia, a Mem­ber of the Coun­cil of Europe, con­tin­ues to be in sad con­tra­dic­tion with its oblig­a­tions under inter­na­tional law.

  15. Neil Micklethwaite on November 20th, 2009 17:11

    A total and dis­grace­ful loss of a young father’s life. My strongest con­do­lences to his fam­ily at this time.

  16. Guest on November 20th, 2009 18:27

    This whole story is so dis­grace­ful and dis­gust­ing that I am fail­ing to find words to express, to fully cap­ture the embarass­ment and the tragedy. The unfor­tu­nate and pet­ri­fy­ing real­ity is that nei­ther the Her­mitage case, nor the cir­cum­stances of Sergei’s deten­tion, or, more accu­rately, tor­ture, and death will be inves­ti­gated, or, if they are inves­ti­gated, the results of the ives­ti­ga­tion will not be made avail­able to the pub­lic, or, if they are made avail­able to the pub­lic, we will not be able to trust them, to be sure that what is revealed is indeed the truth, since the rep­u­ta­tion of the Russ­ian gov­ern­ment, pros­e­cu­tion and judi­ciary is such that a sane per­son will not believe a word they say. So nat­u­rally peo­ple who have put Sergei into prison and who have treated him in such inhu­manly man­ner won’t be pun­ished. My only hope is that there is jus­tice in this life, and it is not the polit­i­cal and legal jus­tice I am tak­lk­ing about but the uni­ver­sal jus­tice, the law and order of things in this world, in this life, and that who­ever is ulti­mately respon­si­ble for the begin­ning and out­come of this whole story will get what they deserve one way or another. I feel for Sergei, I feel for his loved ones, God bless the mem­ory of him and god bless his fam­ily. Pust’ zemlya emu budet pukhom.

  17. марина on November 20th, 2009 19:07

    Безмерно сочувствую родным и близким Сергея Магницкого, он пострадал безвинно и поэтому мученик совести. Мне стыдно за страну, гражданкой которой являюсь. Очень надеюсь, что потрясение от этой безвинной смерти и государственного безпредела в судебной системе поможет населению России стать наконец ГРАЖДАНАМИ и выйти на улицы с протестом против бесправия. Да упокой Бог его душу.

  18. Виталий on November 20th, 2009 20:46

    Смерть Сергея потрясает. Выглядит (и, наверное, может быть классифицировано, как убийство). По человечески жаль Сергея и его семью. Выражаю свои глубочайшие соболезнования. Но не верю, что даже такие вопиющие факты подвигнут общественное мнение к действию. Пока нет веры в то, что твой голос будет услышан и может хоть что-то изменить, мало кто решится кричать и жечь свой «костер» вопреки.

  19. Alexey on November 21st, 2009 02:03

    Возможно, следующие материалы частично помогут понять, что происходило и как его убили:

  20. michael j perkins on November 21st, 2009 04:21

    Sergey, A man that stood for truth and hon­esty, and stood up against the cor­rup­tion and crim­i­nal activ­i­ties that are destroy­ing the beau­ti­ful coun­try of rus­sia,
    I want to say a lot more on this mat­ter and this true hero sergey, but i am amer­i­can and liv­ing in the united states, and i do not want to offend the great and beau­ti­ful peo­ple of rus­sia, i hope that one day soon you, the great peo­ple of rus­sia will take you coun­try back from these leeches of soci­ety, god bless you Sergey, Anna, Alexander,Stanislav, Anas­ta­sia, Natalia and the many more,.…..you all tried to make a dif­fer­ence, rest in peace

  21. Lord Howell of Guildford on November 21st, 2009 17:33

    A tragic event and my deep­est con­do­lences. Such an event is not only bad for all those close to the deceased but very bad also for Rus­sia and the future of the Russ­ian peo­ple. Those of us who long to see Rus­sia pros­per and share its colos­sal tal­ents and skills with the rest of the world, can only deplore this whole event and urge the Russ­ian lead­er­ship to renewed efforts to estab­lish good gov­er­nance and good jus­tice in their nation, so that it can become truly great again.

  22. Gento Vergeer on November 21st, 2009 20:19

    I am shocked. I deeply respect Mr. Mag­nit­skiy. He must have been a very brave man. I hope his courage will be fol­lowed. God bless him.

    My con­dolances to the family

    Gento W.A. Vergeer
    City of Amsterdam

  23. Jason on November 21st, 2009 22:46

    My deep sym­pa­thy goes to the fam­ily and friends of Sergei Mag­nit­sky. I know there are many peo­ple in Rus­sia and abroad who share my admi­ra­tion for this brave man.

  24. Geert Thomasson on November 23rd, 2009 14:24

    What a heart­break­ing story. My deep­est sym­pa­thies to Sergei’s fam­ily, espe­cially his wife and chil­dren. Rus­sia needs more peo­ple like Sergei, not fewer. Russia’s unique tragedy is that so long as it kills off its Best and Bright­est, the coun­try will con­tinue its slow-motion suicide.

  25. Vladimir Yelin on November 23rd, 2009 20:12

    Прости Сережа! Прости Друг! Горько, что у меня забрали Друга. Горько, что уже не встретить Такого Человека. Горько от слез.
    Владимир Елин.

  26. Marie N. Pane on November 23rd, 2009 21:25

    Мои глубокие соболезнования.

  27. Иван Филюшин on November 23rd, 2009 22:23

    Соболезную семье и друзьям Сергея. Ушёл сильный и мужественный человек, таких мало.

  28. Олександр on November 23rd, 2009 23:40

    Загибель такої людини є дуже великою трагедією Росії. Таких надзвичайно сміливих і принципових людей у сучасному світі небагато. Ми в Україні співчуваємо родині і країні загиблого.

  29. Наташа Кузнецова on November 24th, 2009 00:07

    Стыдно быть русским…

  30. Всеволод Бельченко on November 24th, 2009 00:32

    Выражаю свои искренние соболезнования.
    Надеюсь, виновные будут наказаны.

  31. Валентин Гефтер on November 24th, 2009 01:11

    Помимо горечи утраты для близких, друзей и коллег хочу выразить соболезнование всем нам — как поздно мы начинаем сочувствовать и пытаемся помочь людям, попавшим в такие переделки. Значит, надо думать о других, кто там или может оказаться в подобной ситуации.
    Остается надеяться, что след Сергея не затеряется хотя бы в этом отношении. Поздно уже просить у него прощения.

  32. Сергей on November 24th, 2009 06:55

    Этот человек погиб мученеческой смертью, как и миллионы других (погибших и не родившихся) по вине воровской банды захватившей власть в России…
    Это преступное сообщество по результату своих деяний приближается к нацистам гитлеровской Германии.

  33. Kira on November 24th, 2009 11:28

    Низко склоняю голову перед мужеством Сергея.
    Соболезную семье и друзьям.
    Снова ощущаю острое чувство стыда и бессилия за страну и систему, уничтожающую лучших своих Граждан.

  34. Алекс on November 24th, 2009 16:54

    Пусть кровь будет на тех, кто замышляет и по чьим указкам силовики убивают всех, кто не хочет сам заниматься разбоем и насилием, кто хочет порядка и справедливости. Всевышний услышь,не давай ввергать нас в хаос.

  35. Татьяна Пономарева on November 24th, 2009 17:05

    Светлая вечная память Сергею, профессиональному юристу и мужественному неподкупному человеку!
    Его жизнь и смерть в тюрьме — настоящий подвиг.
    Имя его вписано золотыми буквами в наши сердца.

    Мои соболезнования семье и друзьям.

  36. Pavel Tolstobrov on November 24th, 2009 17:50

    Свелая память Сергею, смелому мужчине, который верил в закон и не боялся угроз!
    Мои глубокие соболезнования всем, кто знал Сергея лично. Держитесь!

  37. Marina on November 24th, 2009 18:17

    Ужасно горько жить в таком жестоком мире.
    Моего папу убили несколько месяцев назад по сути по той же причине, что и Сергея. Боролся за правду и справедливость.
    Но кому нужна правда в наше время!?:(
    Выражаю мои самые глубочайшие соболезнования семье и детям. Непреодолимая боль и безысходность убивает. Держитесь дорогие и будьте мужественными!Таков наш крест:(((

    Пусть Земля ему будет пухом!Царство Небесное!

  38. Pavel Gavrikov on November 24th, 2009 18:41

    My con­dolances to the fam­ily. Unfor­tu­natly ive never met Sergey, but i believe he was a very brave and deter­mined per­son. His death is indeed a big shame for our judi­cial sys­tem, and it reminded us again how low is a human life here com­pared with a bil­lions of cash.
    Pust zem­lia emu budet puhom.

  39. Guest on November 25th, 2009 02:04

    It was another extra­ju­di­cial cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment of polit­i­cal oppo­nent. It was another de-facto dec­la­ra­tion of estab­lished regime. It should be inter­na­tion­ally firmly rec­og­nized.
    Let Lord’s mercy be upon all of us.
    Eter­nal rest, grant to Sergey, O Lord, and let per­pet­ual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

  40. vitruvius on November 25th, 2009 03:49

    Deprived med­ical treat­ment Sergey’s death is tor­ture and he is true jail­bird mar­tyr which ephit­o­mises absolute law­less­ness — bespre­del — of Putin’s Rus­sia
    It’s a appeal to all con­cerned to choose resistence.

  41. Екатерина on November 25th, 2009 08:05

    Глубокие соболезнования семье… и нам всем, кто здесь живет. Общество безмолвствует, зло торжествует.

  42. Arsenni on November 25th, 2009 13:08

    RIP Sergey,
    your death rep­re­sents our lives cost.

    RF cit­i­zen

  43. Денис on November 26th, 2009 16:53

    По сути дела, это человек пожертвовал жизнью ради нас.
    Надеюсь мы его не подведем. Надо что-то менять!

    Выражаю глубочайшие соболезнования семье погибшего.
    Очень жаль Сергея. Очень жаль что в нашей стране такие люди погибают, а те было что его убили продолжают здравствовать.

  44. Сергей К. on November 26th, 2009 18:34

    Соболезную семье и разделяю горечь утраты со всеми скорбящими.
    Сергей был выдающимся специалистом и необыкновенным человеком. Горжусь личным знакомством с Сергеем и отказываюсь верить в произошедшее.
    Вечная память Герою!

  45. Berend/Беренд on November 27th, 2009 22:14

    I would like to express deep sym­pa­thy for the fam­ily, friends and col­leagues of Sergei Mag­nit­sky. I have great respect for the way he stood up against a giant with end­less deter­mi­na­tion. Let us hope that this bru­tal mur­der will not be ignored by the Russ­ian lead­er­ship and may lead to an accel­er­a­tion of the reforms in the cor­rupted remains of an out­dated system.

  46. James Walker on December 1st, 2009 22:44

    It is with great sad­ness, but also a pro­found sense of pride, that I learned today of the death of Sergei Mag­nit­sky (from http://www.Economist.com) . Sad­ness for the death of a good man, and pride at hear­ing the story of a brave man stand­ing up to the out­rages of abu­sive power and corruption.

    Rus­sia suf­fers so much at present, and it rends your heart to hear of the death of yet another upstand­ing pre­son, fight­ing for jus­tice in a land that has seen so little.

    His­tory will vin­dacte them all, and whilst that is cold com­fort to their fam­i­lies now, it will be a part of a great legacy for future gen­er­a­tions of Russians.

  47. Max Lewis on December 2nd, 2009 03:51

    It is dis­heart­en­ing to see such hypocrisy. Its incom­pre­hen­si­ble to fathom the extremes of Mod­ern Rus­sia. What scares me the most is the future. When the peo­ple have the power to chal­lenge Putin’s United Rus­sia that will be a sigh of relief.

  48. Daria on December 2nd, 2009 06:13

    In a fight with cor­rup­tion in Rus­sia I would be on your side not on Russ­ian pub­lic author­i­ties side even though i am Russ­ian. I wish you win.

  49. Guest on December 2nd, 2009 19:06

    May God bless Mr. Sergey Mag­nit­skiy, his fam­ily, his friends and the inno­cent cit­i­zens of Russia.

  50. Kendra Taylor on December 3rd, 2009 21:18

    This is deeply sad­den­ing news on a human level as well as deeply dis­turb­ing news on a geopo­lit­i­cal level. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Magnitzkiy’s fam­ily as well as his country.

  51. Anthony Kesich on December 6th, 2009 00:59

    My heart goes out to Mr. Mag­nit­skiy and his friends and fam­ily. I can only hope his story of stand­ing up for what’s right inspires oth­ers to take up his torch.

    Rest in peace.

  52. Patrik Jonsson on December 6th, 2009 04:12

    And here I thought Rus­sia was actu­ally going some­where. Guess not.

  53. Peter Cheape on December 8th, 2009 10:50

    An amaz­ing story. As an out­sider what can one do apart from express condolences?

  54. guest on December 10th, 2009 03:29

    It is highly sad that fight­ing against cor­rup­tion in Rus­sia cost the life for Sergey. It was shock for me.
    For me as Rus­sia patriot it is impor­tant to know who raids investors in Rus­sia. How­ever, It is not the game and as a human I under­stand that your attempts to trace the money stolen from Russ­ian bud­get might unfor­tu­natelly cause some­body else life.
    Also I do not under­stand your approach to black­mail those raiders. I do not under­stand what are you try­ing to receive by doing that. If you have infor­ma­tion — you should imme­di­atelly make it pub­lic and do not even try to black­mail pow­er­ful raiders.

  55. Azamat on December 11th, 2009 09:50

    My con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of this hero,who hav­ing known about the con­se­quences of such state­ments, espe­cially in a coun­try like Russia,still fought (tried to fight) bravely against the monster(s).
    He is not the first and the last man of honor in Rus­sia.
    And,unfortunately, this is not the first and the last story of inno­cent vic­tims in Rus­sia…
    Rest in peace,Sergey!

  56. Ivan Bakalov on December 16th, 2009 01:45

    I have no words to describe the respect I feel for Sergei Magnitskiy…

    I will for ever regret not hav­ing the chance to meet him!

    My deep­est con­do­lences to his fam­ily and friends!!!

    an exchange stu­dent in St. Peters­burg..
    Ivan Bakalov

  57. Артем Усков on December 17th, 2009 15:34

    Прости нас, Сергей… Мы не сберегли тебя… Ты был сильным и мужественным, первым во всем, что ты делал… Ушел ты тоже первым… Ты многое успел… То, что ты сделал, мы не забудем.

  58. Кирилл Пронин on December 30th, 2009 16:34

    Узнал о происшедшем из выступления Браудера в Станфордской школе. Нет слов… Все-таки, честь — это единственное, что нельзя отнять у человека. Даже в России!

  59. Мария on March 27th, 2010 00:02

    Светлая память Человеку и Гражданину!

  60. Karen Pelzer on May 23rd, 2010 18:47

    I lis­tened to the story of this brave and hon­or­able man. What he went through in the name of truth. What a truly great man. May God watch over his wife and chil­dren. The kind of man any coun­try would be proud to have and his coun­try killed him.

  61. Ankita Nigam on May 23rd, 2010 22:10

    Sergey Mag­nit­skiy, you have touched my heart. I have incred­i­ble respect for you and what you stood for. My heart­felt con­do­lences to your fam­ily and loved ones. I hope more peo­ple know your story. I hope there’s an end to this tragedy. Pray­ing for peace .

  62. Galust Yenokyan on May 23rd, 2010 23:16

    The peo­ple like Sergey help one to have a hope for future Jus­tice not only for rus­sians but peo­ple all around sat­telite coun­tries of XUSSR where rule of Xof KGB appa­ratchiks turned into the MAFIA mem­bers, gov­erne the lives of peo­ple of XSo­viet Union. Every­where you look in all those Repub­liks ( exept for Baltic states) thives usurped the power and enslaved the peo­ple. We have to unite in the world in pro­tect­ing peo­ple like Sergey for fight­ing for Jus­tice for peo­ple of Rus­sia and all around the X Soviet Union…

  63. Art Roberts on May 24th, 2010 09:55

    Sergei Mag­nit­sky is absolutely, with­out ques­tion, a phe­nom­e­nal world hero for all peo­ple on earth. We need to cre­ate a huge full body statue of Sergei on a pedestal for all humans to see for­ever and for all humans to know the mean­ing of his heroic action.

    And that statue needs to be placed in a place of honor in some FREE world coun­try so his incred­i­ble lead­er­ship will never ever be for­got­ten. And so every­one can always point to his statue so that the Russ­ian crim­i­nals will never ever be able to erase his mem­ory. We must make sure that all of Rus­sia knows his impact on the entire world and that they are able to see his image forever.

    Sergei may never know what he accom­plished for all of Russ­ian and mankind. He chose to die like a Christ to achieve his incred­i­ble demon­stra­tion of lead­er­ship for free­dom. May he for­ever be remem­bered by all of us because he died for all peo­ple on earth.

    It may be hard for some to under­stand, but Sergei has cre­ated that seed that will even­tu­ally free Rus­sia from the never end­ing plague of crim­i­nal leaches suck­ing on the blood of Rus­sia. God bless you Sergei and I salute you for­ever and every. I will never ever for­get you.

    We need to start the erad­i­ca­tion of all these Russ­ian crim­i­nals from human­ity. I’ll do my part start­ing with send­ing this to Pres­i­dent Obama. His heroic action for free­dom is already known by mil­lions and mil­lions of people.

  64. Jen Ryan on May 24th, 2010 13:24

    My con­do­lences espe­cially to Sergei’s wife and chil­dren, whom I hope are safely out of Rus­sia. He is a HERO, a true hero, who gave his life for truth and jus­tice. I hope more Rus­sians will stand up to these thugs until jus­tice finally prevails.

    God Bless you all.
    Jen­nifer Ryan

  65. John Park on May 24th, 2010 13:52

    I watched the pro­gram yes­ter­day and sur­prised so much
    I felt and still feel­ing sad­ness and resent­ment.
    I could read above some­one pointed out why he didn’t go to the pub­lic from the first place. I really won­der it would be that sim­ple and easy to pub­li­cize the truth and every­body should seek to pub­li­cize when­ever he or she observes the corruption.

    I just couldn’t believe how they treated their own peo­ple even after find­ing out every­t­ing with the president’s pub­lic speech
    He shouldn’t be buri­ied for noth­ing. there should be a bit of Jus­tice if Rus­sia is not a Mafia’s cartel

  66. Art Roberts on May 25th, 2010 00:40

    The USA needs to declare that Free­dom Fighter Sergei Mag­nit­sky is our World Hero and give him hon­orary US citizenship.

    He’s the hero the Russ­ian Gov­ern­ment run pris­ons mur­dered. Rus­sia is run­ning pris­ons that are inhu­mane and they need to feel the sting of Sergei Mag­nit­sky becom­ing a World Hero for every­one to remember.

    cc; Pres­i­dent Obama / White House / all blogs possible

  67. Ketevan Meskhishvili on May 25th, 2010 03:16

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Sergei Magnitsky’s story demostrates such immense hon­esty and courage, it is more than inspir­ing despite being tragic. I am so sorry for your loss.

  68. Mark Galati on May 25th, 2010 05:08

    It is impos­si­ble to con­vey in words my absolute anger I feel to these crim­i­nal orga­ni­za­tions at the head of the russ­ian gov­ern­ment. It is abom­inable. How Could they do this. How could they kill some­one so noble.
    And I can­not des­bribe ade­quetly my admi­ra­tion towards Sergey Mag­nit­skiy. He is a hero to me, one of the mar­tyrs, and true man of God. He will be remem­bered by Angels and by his Heav­enly Father. I know he will be exalted on worlds with­out end, hon­ored for time and all eter­nity.
    If only all men could live to the exam­ple of Sergey Mag­nit­skiy! There would be per­pet­ual order through­out the Earth.
    And yet another word to the orga­ni­za­tions that com­mited this Mur­der. You have sealed your fate. At the eve of Judge­ment you will never escape the knowl­edge of your guilt. You will fall beyond the help of the uni­verse. There is a place for such men. It is Outer Dark­ness. There will be no end. You will live in mis­ery, buried in the dark­ness far from home. And as the stars die, and the world van­ishes, you will never be lib­er­ated from your sin.

  69. Mark Galati on May 25th, 2010 05:21

    To the Fam­ily of Sergey Mag­nit­skiy
    I would have you know that those who have com­mited this ter­ri­ble crime haven’t escaped. They can’t pre­vent their own death. Nor can they stop the con­dem­na­tion that is to come.
    The world stands by you ready to give our voice against tyranny. Your God will uphold you in the end. We will stand before Christ at the end of the world and bear tes­ti­mony before him of those who com­mited this crime. And there will be no cor­rupt cops to stop us. I am ready for that day.
    With all of my heart, I bid you farewell until that glo­ri­ous day comes.

  70. Bril on May 29th, 2010 10:10

    My heart­felt con­do­lences to Mr. Magnitskiy’s fam­ily.
    Rus­sia should weep for los­ing such an hon­or­able son. Putin and the old bag­gage of bureau­cracy are to be con­demned for depriv­ing Rus­sia of such a noble hero.
    For many gen­er­a­tions most peo­ple of Rus­sia have naively been wor­ship­ing demons think­ing they are the sav­iors. Shame­fully even today most peo­ple are not see­ing the sham which is put up by the State.
    Sergei Magnitskiy’s ulti­mate sac­ri­fice will embolden all the hon­or­able and brave peo­ple who have been fight­ing for what Sergei stood for and also inspire the rest of peo­ple who are yet to join the fight against the pre­vail­ing polit­i­cal mafia.
    Long live Sergei!.

  71. Наталья on June 23rd, 2010 17:22

    Мои соболезнования. это за гранью. чем можно помочь? есть ли некое обращение в прокуратуру, которое можно было бы подписать?

  72. Geico Quotes on July 13th, 2010 23:46

    This whole story is so dis­grace­ful and dis­gust­ing that I am fail­ing to find words to express, to fully cap­ture the embarass­ment and the tragedy. The unfor­tu­nate and pet­ri­fy­ing real­ity is that nei­ther the Her­mitage case, nor the cir­cum­stances of Sergei’s deten­tion, or, more accu­rately, tor­ture, and death will be inves­ti­gated, or, if they are inves­ti­gated, the results of the ives­ti­ga­tion will not be made avail­able to the pub­lic, or, if they are made avail­able to the pub­lic, we will not be able to trust them, to be sure that what is revealed is indeed the truth, since the rep­u­ta­tion of the Russ­ian gov­ern­ment, pros­e­cu­tion and judi­ciary is such that a sane per­son will not believe a word they say. So nat­u­rally peo­ple who have put Sergei into prison and who have treated him in such inhu­manly man­ner won’t be pun­ished. My only hope is that there is jus­tice in this life, and it is not the polit­i­cal and legal jus­tice I am tak­lk­ing about but the uni­ver­sal jus­tice, the law and order of things in this world, in this life, and that who­ever is ulti­mately respon­si­ble for the begin­ning and out­come of this whole story will get what they deserve one way or another. I feel for Sergei, I feel for his loved ones, God bless the mem­ory of him and god bless his fam­ily. Pust’ zemlya emu budet pukhom.

  73. Tatiana on July 19th, 2010 01:33

    Мне стыдно за страну, гражданкой которой я являюсь…

  74. Mark on September 5th, 2010 18:26

    Deep­est con­do­lences. I am a tax lawyer in the US. At the same age, I had the very same ail­ment (pan­cre­ati­tis caused by gall stones). The pain was unbe­liev­able and I can­not con­ceive of going through that with­out pain med­ica­tion in a cell. This man is a patriot and one day he will get his full recog­ni­tion for what he did to fight corruption.

  75. Alberto M. Robles on September 5th, 2010 18:52

    Dear Mr. William Brow­der,
    My name is Alberto M. Rob­les. I live and work in Reno, Nevada.
    I just now watched the inter­view with you, William Brow­der and Fareed Zakaria. I found it very amaz­ing and imfor­mi­tive as well as mov­ing as to be informed as that in this day and age that I am not the only per­son that has such high prin­ci­ples and con­vic­tions that I and he would die for. I am so happy that you Mr. Brow­der has come forth to tell the world about the immoral­ity of the Russ­ian Gov­ern­ment! Not it’s peo­ple but the cor­rupt filthy way in which the author­i­ties in Rus­sia con­duct them­selves. It does not suprise me because I have trav­eled to east­ern Europe many times in the past and have just returened from Ukraine. Cor­rup­tion is ram­pant every­where I look.
    Basi­clly I just wanted to write to William Brow­der that his inter­view with fareed Zakaria brought many to tears to my eyes because I am a sym­pa­thetic per­son and am so proud that Sergei Mag­nit­skiy lived,… loved as a hus­band, fathered chil­dren as a car­ing father, and also stood up to what was right and just in our soci­ety know­ing that he could lose every­thing he has gaind as a Hus­band and Father which shows his amaz­ing tal­ent for ded­i­ca­tion to Honor and Courage as a human being. Mr. William Brow­der,… you have my deep­est con­do­lences and sin­cer­est tears for your brother in arms, Sergei Mag­nit­skiy.
    Sin­cerely, with sin­cer­est con­do­lences, Al Robles.

  76. Paula on September 5th, 2010 21:21

    Just saw the story on CNN Fareed Zakaria: GPS with WIlliam Brow­der. This was a ter­ri­bly shock­ing story, but also one of a great man who tried in vain to do the right thing, and to hang on to life. Sergei was a very brave man, and should be a hero who has a national day of honor in Rus­sia. Peace be with you, and to your fam­ily too.

    As to the “inves­ti­ga­tion” into his death, what a scam!! I am so sorry, Sergei.

  77. loretta on September 5th, 2010 21:27

    I saw this on GPS and was shocked that these things can still hap­pen. I am deeply sad­dened to hear that this war­rior who was doing the right thing suf­fered and that his fam­ily has lost a hus­band, a father, a brother and son.

  78. Joseph Hartman on September 5th, 2010 21:59

    Dear Lord Jesus,

    We thank you for allow­ing Sergey to do the incred­i­bly brave and resilient work that he accom­plish while he was on this Earth. We are grate­ful the true story has come to light for the whole world to see. Please bless his widow and chil­dren,  — give them com­fort as time passes by since his death. May God bless his chil­dren and widow. Pro­tect them and keep them!
    Lord we just ask that more good will come out of this than bad as time goes by.
    In Jesus’ Name Amen.

    This just shows that Rus­sia is revert­ing back to there old ways. Since Putin entered the scene and now with his part­ner and part­ner Medeved, you are hear­ing more and more about the legal rights of there cit­i­zens and oth­ers that are being stepped on because of there stal­in­is­tic style. This is right I blame this tragedy on these men not the secret police or who­ever was directly respon­si­ble. Rus­sia is in trou­ble big trou­ble with human rights and there finan­cial system.

    As a busi­ness­man, I know there maybe invest­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties in Rus­sia how­ever know­ing what I know now about Her­mitage and other bil­lion­aires, I wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.

    Please con­tinue to tell us this story as more comes to light.

  79. Emmanuel Ampah-Nkrumah on September 5th, 2010 22:29

    A real HERO!!!

  80. Dorothy on September 5th, 2010 22:35

    Sergey Mag­nit­skiy is a true hero. Every­one should know about him, espe­cially our young peo­ple who some­times are not being taught integrity and hon­our in the home and in our soci­ety. It is such a tragedy that a man who through his deter­mi­na­tion for jus­tice and strug­gle for what is right, lost his life to peo­ple who believe in the absolute oppo­site to what Mr. Mag­nit­skiy stood for. He is the kind of man we all want our chil­dren to know and hon­our. My con­do­lences to his wife and chil­dren whose loss and grief is unimag­in­able; I hope they find peace in their hearts.

  81. Pawan on September 5th, 2010 23:36

    I pray for sal­va­tion of this great hero’s soul. My con­do­lences to his wife and chil­dren. They must be the proud­est and bravest fam­ily in Rus­sia. No politi­cian or author­ity, no mat­ter at what level is higher than them.

  82. Brent Lancaster on September 6th, 2010 00:28

    I was touched by this man’s story and I would like to sym­bol­i­cally pay trib­ute to his ser­vice and mar­tyr­dom on behalf of human­ity. God bless him and his spirit of integrity.

  83. Holt Ruffin on September 6th, 2010 01:48

    I saw Fareed Zakaria’s report on the Mag­nit­sky case today on CNN. It’s a dark and very dis­turb­ing story. The Amer­i­can “reset” of rela­tions with Rus­sia should include get­ting a full account­ing from the Medvedev-Putin gov­ern­ment as to why this tragic death occurred. Is his case high on Sec­re­tary of State Clinton’s agenda when she meets with her coun­ter­parts in Moscow or DC?

  84. Steve Stubblefield on September 6th, 2010 05:02

    He will not be for­got­ten. This kind of hero­ism must never be forgotten.

  85. Nisha George on September 6th, 2010 13:50

    Though you went through dif­fi­cul­ties you adhered to the facts. May your soul rest in peace, the peace that these cor­rupts can never attain.

  86. Amanda Berrt on September 6th, 2010 18:46

    It is very rare to find a per­son will­ing and able to stand up for their beliefs and sense of jus­tice under such pres­sure. To refuse com­pro­mise him­self in the face of such over­whelm­ing odds, and to con­tinue to do so for months on end, is the mark of an extrao­d­i­nary per­son. While I can­not imag­ine a sit­u­a­tion where I might have met him, Sergey Magnitskiy’s death is a painfully great loss for every­body in the world, whether we real­ize it or not.

  87. Dana on September 6th, 2010 23:48

    I think that Mr. Mag­nit­sky was a hero. A sim­ple man who wanted to do what’s right and just! He had so much integrity, he should be held up as an exam­ple of what is right in the world! May he rest in peace! I keep good things for his family!!!

  88. Ekene nwasike(ng) on September 7th, 2010 01:08

    My spe­cial con­do­lences goes to segei and his family…I still won­der why a civilised coun­try like rus­sia is crip­pled by such chronic cor­rupt maf­fias called govt..officials, its high time medvedev-putin wage war against.. corruption.

  89. patricia anderson on September 7th, 2010 04:31

    Espe­cially at a time when the world is so devoid of hon­or­able and coura­geous men, how deeply felt is our loss of one such as Sergey Mag­nit­sky.… there have been legions of inno­cents who have wrong­fully suf­fered… it is time to deliver the oppres­sors to jus­tice… for his oppres­sors have also been my oppressors…

  90. Sumit on September 9th, 2010 19:17

    What a tragedy… RIP Sergey! God bless Sergey’s family!

  91. Barbara Mayo on January 31st, 2011 11:34

    I pre­cisely desired to appre­ci­ate you once more. I am not sure the things I would’ve car­ried out with­out these con­cepts dis­cussed by you directly on that con­cern. It actu­ally was the daunt­ing mat­ter in my opin­ion, how­ever , find­ing out a new skilled approach you treated the issue forced me to weep with ful­fill­ment. I’m just grate­ful for this guid­ance and even trust you know what a great job you have been car­ry­ing out edu­cat­ing peo­ple today through a web site. More than likely you’ve never met all of us.

  92. Olga Bitzaraki on July 17th, 2011 20:55

    Inno­cents find Peace and Jus­tice in the hands of God…

  93. Георгий Лоскутов on February 17th, 2012 09:54

    Не могу забыть Сергея. Часто вспоминаю. Содрогаюсь от ужаса, что его убийцы до сих пор на свободе, и не понесли никакого наказания. И не понесут. При этих правителях. От отчаяния хочется плакать. Я очень надеюсь, что этих извергов ждет более высокий суд. Очень надеюсь! Они убили не только Сергея, они искалечили души его родных, друзей, коллег, посторонних людей, как я. Вечная память Сергею.

  94. Maria Baeva, Russian citizen on July 19th, 2012 21:57

    I am deeply shocked and dev­as­tated to learn about Sergey’s story. This is an out­rage which must not be tolerated.

    The old/new pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin likes to repeat a famous quo­ta­tion — “a thief must be put in jail”. But with judi­cial sys­tem serv­ing the cor­rup­tion it is the crim­i­nals who are allowed to do their own jus­tice. I feel sorry for my coun­try and anger for these greedy beasts.

    The only gleam of hope it seems to me lies in the Cardin List and the actual imple­men­ta­tion of all mea­sures includ­ing but not lim­ited to visa bans and assets blocking.

    Sergey is a true hero. It is peo­ple like Sergey who are true national lead­ers! To me his deeds are hon­ourable and his integrity to be admired and looked up to. I grief over Sergey’s death and my thoughts are with his family.

  95. Сергей on November 2nd, 2012 08:23

    Соболезную. Надеюсь что смерть Сергея не будет бессмысленной. Будете в Самаре, знайте что есть те кто Вас встретит и поможет.

  96. Александр on December 29th, 2012 00:12

    Соболезную. Сергея убила система, выстроенная чекисткой хунтой. Необходимо расширить список Магнитского на высшее руководство.

  97. Alla on March 11th, 2013 12:46

    Пусть дело, начатое Сергеем Леонидовичем продолжается и находятся новые документы, смелые люди, неопровержимые факты, способные победить прогнившую систему РФ и наказать жалких и никчёмных людишек, замаранных в этом деле! Дай Бог сил и здоровья близким, родственникам и коллегам Сергея Леонидовича!

  98. Иван on April 15th, 2013 11:39

    Заранее знаю, что меня не опубликуете, но скажу.НАБОЛЕЛО.Вам всем скоро кранты.Нужно всю семейку ставить к стенке и расстрелять. Без суда и следствия…Пиндосии, как таковой, тоже уже наступает кирдык.Шмагнитский правильно сделал, что вовремя загнулся…Туда ему и дорога. Как правильно сказал мною очень уважаемый и известный на весь мир артист: Вор должен сидеть в тюрьме…А расстрельный список у народа свой, и уже давно есть.Уже недолго осталось ждать.Примемся за вас, твари пиндосские…Ишь ты, запрятались за спину недочеловеков и воете…вы даже на пощаду не имеете права.Молча резать головыв и всё.

  99. Михаил on May 27th, 2013 08:27

    Соболезную родным и близким Сергея. Ужасно, стыдно за Россию и за людей, запуганных годами сталинизма и коммунизма, которые молчат, а ведь этот произвол может коснуться всех и каждого! Поддерживаю усилия Her­mitage Cap­i­tal в неравной борьбе с коррумпированной номенклатурой российской власти.

  100. Pamela Sauls Schaar on February 17th, 2014 19:43

    I am an Amer­i­can with Ger­man Jew­ish her­itage on my father’s side. I just watched the report about Bill Brow­der & the hor­rific killing of Seregi Mag­nit­skiy by the Russ­ian Gov­ern­ment. I say “gov­ern­ment” because from what I’ve seen & researched, Putin did noth­ing to stop it, yet con­dones it.
    First, my con­do­lences to Sergei’s fam­ily & may God be with you all.
    Sec­ond, SHAME ON YOU, PUTIN… You are only show­ing the entire world that you and your gov­ern­ment is all just a bunch of crooks now. After all the work that the Rea­gan Admin­is­tra­tion put in to bring down cor­rup­tion in Moscow and bring together the United States and Rus­sia, YOU, Vladimir Putin, along with your hench­men, have ruined rela­tions between the afore­men­tioned Coun­tries. Do you not remem­ber the suf­fer­ing that Hitler brought about by mur­der­ing 50 mil­lion peo­ple? Or is that the path Rus­sia is going to take in the com­ing years? You just may be the next “HITLER”.… as it sure looks that way to us Amer­i­cans.
    Lastly, I want to thank Bill Brow­der for speak­ing out on this wretched issue going on in Rus­sia. We as Amer­i­cans need to know about this! I will never visit Rus­sia nor will my chil­dren or my children’s chil­dren, after hear­ing of these atroc­i­ties. I’m sure that many, many other Amer­i­cans now feel the same.

  101. R. Jesse McLaren on October 8th, 2014 02:32

    Thank you for your courage, honor, and belief in your duty to your country.

  102. Shuo Yang on February 22nd, 2015 14:41

    Sergei Mag­nit­sky was a man of prin­ci­ples, who believed in what the new Rus­sia would present for its peo­ple, its chil­dren and its pub­lic inter­est for those who whose vision and promise for the future would be to invest in it accord­ingly and with­out any doubt or loss of insight. Sadly, I was shocked to hear how this great, lov­ing and hard-working tax audi­tor, also a father of two sons, ended up dying in prison while await­ing trial. I believe that the offi­cers in the Russ­ian inte­rior min­istry, along with other crooks involved, were the ones raided Hedge Fund know why and should be held account­able for this tragedy. They not only stole the money he and his fel­low attor­neys had paid to the Russ­ian gov­ern­ment, but they chose to pres­sure him to blame his fel­low employ­ees for this unfor­tu­nate inci­dent.
    Sergei went through so much trou­ble, fight­ing for jus­tice and for human rights in a land that should’ve gave birth to what we call rules, jus­tice, laws, moral con­duct, the right to live, the right to free speech, the right to free enter­prise, as long as it would serve every­one else’s inter­ests. Unfor­tu­nately, it did not.
    Those who took his life and tor­tured it quashed these ide­olo­gies and there should be every rea­son that they ought to be held account­able in accor­dance of the law. They know a lot more than what they’re telling us.
    Our sym­pa­thies go out to the Mag­nit­sky fam­ily, who have lost a mem­ber of their fam­ily tree and will for­ever remem­ber him as the man he has always been. It has been very hard for them to even bear as for those who’ve known him as well, through­out his early life, right through his work life.
    We will not rest until we want answers regard­ing this heroic man’s unlikely inci­dent he went through in a Moscow deten­tion cen­ter.
    Those who steal, mur­der and take lives, espe­cially from their own gov­ern­ment and peo­ple, should not deserve any­thing more in return. They ought to be pros­e­cuted and should be put right where they ought to belong: jail!

  103. Jeff Charpentier on March 2nd, 2015 03:18

    I was halfway through read­ing “Red Notice” when I heard the news about the mur­der of Boris Nemtsov, Russ­ian oppo­si­tion leader and Putin critic. Just another exam­ple of the total lack of rule of law. Can’t under­stand how ordi­nary Rus­sians stand by and seem to do noth­ing to protest and even, after Ukraine inva­sion, increase their sup­port for Putin.

    I doubt I will ever be in a posi­tion where I would have to stand up directly to Putin and his cronies. Maybe by adding my voice here it will do some­thing for the fam­ily of Sergei Mag­nit­sky and oth­ers put in that posi­tion. My thoughts are with you.

  104. Gabriele Jacobsen on March 11th, 2015 14:44

    I am read­ing the book of Mr Brow­der, its a thriller and I cant believe all the horro. Mr Mag­nit­sky is a hero for me and I have tears in my eyes when I think of this won­der­ful, brave man! This russ­ian sys­tem will burn in hell, they are so evil. I am so sorry about all these peo­ple suf­fer­ing in rus­sia. Vladimir Puti is more worse than Stalin ! I am full of sor­row and tears!

  105. Juha Anttila on March 15th, 2015 15:59

    There are not so many good men in Rus­sia. Even less if these kind of mur­der­ers can still be in power.
    Now it is high time for rus­sians to wake up and demand jus­tice or the whole nation will perish.

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