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Mikhail Khodorkovsky On Vladimir Putin And Russia's Post-Putin Future

Samuel Ramani | Posted 06.19.2016 | Home
Samuel Ramani

On May 17, 2016, the Moscow Times reported that the Russian authorities had forwarded new case files and incriminating documents to Interpol to bolste...

Corporate Raiding, Russian Style

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Dr. Ariel Cohen

At the London anti-corruption summit last Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that corruption destroys nation states. He is right - look at Russia.

Russian Court Orders Arrest Of Vocal Putin Critic

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.23.2015 | Home

MOSCOW, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for Mikhail Khodorkovsky on suspicion of ordering a contract killing, inv...

Russia Accuses Exiled Tycoon Of 1998 Murder

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative agency on Friday accused exiled tycoon and former prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky of involvement in the 1998 ...

Interpol and Pichugin : Unwilling Pawns in Putin's Yukos Game

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Katrina Lantos Swett

It is absurd and Kafkaeasque that a world class abuser of the rule of law like Russia should have the ability to co-opt an intergovernmental organization to target its political opponents for arrest globally.

André Glucksmann: The Consummate Contemporary

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.11.2016 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Swirling around my head since this morning are the many André Glucksmanns that I have known. Caroming, they send me into zones of memory that I had not expected to revisit so soon.

Red Notice: Honoring Sergei Magnitski

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.22.2015 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The Russian people must not be pushed away from Europe.

Court: Russia Owes Yukos Shareholders $50 Billion

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

By Michelle Martin and Steve Gutterman BERLIN/MOSCOW, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Sunday promised not...

Putin Critic Freed After Pardon

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Home

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 | Home

* 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 | Home

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

Will Putin Grant Pussy Riot Amnesty?

Agence France Presse | Anna Malpas | Posted 02.03.2014 | Home

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

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

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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