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U.S.-Russian Relations: The Legacy of Jackson-Vanik

A landmark achievement for human rights, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 makes favorable trade status conditional on the freedom of emigration. Some 35 years later, the amendment is still in effect for certain nations, including Russia, which has complicated the U.S.-Russia trade relationship.The Kennan Institute has organized multiple panel discussions on this pressing issue; please see the links below for more information.