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Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Red Notice: Honoring Sergei Magnitski

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

We discover, laid bare by an expert, the inner workings of the staggering extortion scheme that is the heart of Putin's system, and we understand that the act of revealing those workings is the most unforgivable crime in the country.

The Man That Putin Is Afraid Of | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

It has been a year since the guards at a prison camp just below the Arctic Circle told Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon and once the richest ...

In Response to Putin's New Cold War, the West Must Be Warm to the Russian People

Mikhail Khodorkovsky | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The Russian people must not be pushed away from Europe.

Court: Russia Owes Yukos Shareholders $50 Billion

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM, July 28 (Reuters) - An international arbitration panel in the Netherlands on Monday ordered Moscow to pay $51.57 billion in damages to sh...

A Sunday Morning in Paris With Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.01.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

He does not look like a man who has been through hell. His color is good, his appearance youthful. With his thick hair in a buzz cut, his jeans, and his big walking shoes, he looks like a hiker just off the trail.

Oil Tycoon Khodorkovsky Downplays Sanctions Weapon In Ukraine Crisis

euronews | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

As the US and EU prepare to unveil new sanctions against Russia, accusing it of destabilising Ukraine, the former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has do...

Brown Is the New Black in Russia

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

The new spring season is just around the corner, and it looks as though the new "in" color is brown. That's brown as in "brown shirts." Perhaps you thought that fascism went out of fashion in the 20th century. But there's nothing like a lingering economic crisis to bring out the vintage ideologies.

Covering Russia in a Time of Censorship

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Shai Baitel

"The move is the latest in a series of shifts in Russia's news landscape which appear to point towards a tightening of state control in the already he...

Putin for the Sochi Olympics

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Russia's Second Chance

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 02.23.2014 | World
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Let us hope that Sochi will convey a gentler, kinder Russia. And let us wish that the new year will show a different mindset in the Russian leadership, one that puts a premium on the strength of its people, rather than the authority of its president.

Khodorkovsky Challenges Putin Over Political Prisoners

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2014 | World

By Michelle Martin and Steve Gutterman BERLIN/MOSCOW, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Sunday pr...

Putin Critic Freed After Pardon

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

By Tatyana Makeyeva SEGEZHA, Russia, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, left prison on Friday after a...

Putin Pardons Jailed Tycoon

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

* Putin signs decree pardoning Khodorkovsky * Jailed tycoon arrives in Berlin a free man * Investors welcome decision, i...

Russia To Free Pussy Riot And Jailed Oil Tycoon

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Alexei Anishchuk and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, Dec 19 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin is to pardon one of his best known opponents, jailed o...

Russian PM Says No Amnesty For Pussy Riot, Khodorkovsky

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others w...

Will Putin Grant Pussy Riot Amnesty?

Agence France Presse | Anna Malpas | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he backed proposals for an amnesty for thousands of prisoners who, according to his rights advisor,...

10 Years And Counting For Imprisoned Russian Oil Tycoon Khodorkovsky

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Friday marked 10 years since his arrest, which has become a key turning poi...

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Seizure and Arrests

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Netherlands is in a unique position to assert the rule of law in the case of the Arctic Sunrise, beyond the consideration of the ship's registration. The Netherlands is home to several major international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

6 of President Vladimir Putin's Most Oppressive Laws

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Since President Putin has held office, there have been a number of changes in Russian law so that any criticism directed at either Putin or his security force allies can be sentenced to jail.

Russia's New Exiles

Daniel Alan Kennedy | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daniel Alan Kennedy

Post-Soviet Russia has, by and large, avoided such heavy-handed tactics. However, the latest string of high-profile emigrants suggests the Kremlin may be turning the screws on previously untouchable figures.

Jailed Oil Tycoon Calls Pussy Riot Trial 'Medieval'

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

By Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Russia's most famous prisoner said on Monday that three women from the Pussy Riot ban...

Can Enlightenment Come to Russia?

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 04.17.2012 | World
Katrina Lantos Swett

There is renewed hope that Mikhail Khodorkovsky may one day breathe the air of freedom. And yet, the bizarre posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, is a chilling reminder that the Russian winter is by no means over.

Putin Behind Bars

Posted 02.15.2012 | World

"Only three hours ago, we received new information about the former Prime Minister, who has been taken under escort to Hamovnichesky Court..." The ...

The Cinema of Liberty: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2011

Govindini Murty | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Govindini Murty

It is greatly worthwhile to celebrate the notable movies of 2011 that took the risk of advocating for democratic freedom, the political principle that makes so much film artistry possible.

Bogus Crimes? Khodorkovsky Case At Crossroads, As Russian Politics Heats Up

Worldcrunch | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

The criminal case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the jailed former head oil giant Yukos, is again stirring Russia's legal and political establishment. The P...