If you've ever wondered whether one person can make a difference...

Then stop wondering.

They can.

Here's an example.

Bill Browder.

I first met him in 2008.

We interviewed him in Ethical Corporation back in 2007 about the scam in Russia that his company, Hermitage Capital Management, has suffered.

Bill spoke at a conference we held on anti-corruption in Brussels in 2008 and told his story. He's been telling it for years.

Now, there's been a result.

For years, no-one really listened. He kept going. In the meantime, his lawyer in Russia, Sergei Magnitsky, was tortured and died in a Russian prison.

Despite enormous pressure and an initial lack of interest, Bill Browder has kept his campaign going.

Eventually, it's made a difference.

Firstly, according to sources: "The Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act (named for the 37-year-old tax lawyer who died three years ago), bars everyone implicated in Magnitsky’s detention, abuse, or death from visiting the U.S., owning property there, or holding a U.S. bank account. The Senate is to pass its bill soon."

The EU has taken similar action.

News has come today that "Putin Orders Officials to Declare Personal Spending"

"President Vladimir Putin ordered Cabinet members and their families to file personal-spending declarations, stepping up the most far-reaching campaign against corruption of the Russian leader’s 12-year rule"

Who says one person can't make a difference?

Whoever it is, they are wrong.
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