Two American firms are in the uncomfortable position of boosting Russia as President Obama announces sanctions for Putin’s activities in Ukraine.
Ketchum Inc., a subsidiary of Omnicom Group, contracted to Russia to promote energy security and foreign investment, and to build relationships with World Trade Organization members. In 2007, it helped Vladimir Putin land on the cover of Time.
Ketchum’s lengthy list of PR clients includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Alston & Bird, one of Washington’s largest lobby shops, is registered as an adviser to Russia on international relations. The firm’s U.S. lobby clients include Aetna, Aflac, ConocoPhillips and Wal-Mart.
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