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Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky

(b. 26 June 1963) is a Russian businessman. As of 2004, Khodorkovsky is the wealthiest man in Russia, and the 16th wealthiest man in the world, due primarily to his holding in the Russian petroleum company, Yukos. He is considered one of Russia's most powerful oligarchs.



On October 25, 2003, Khodorkovsky was arrested at gunpoint on a Siberian airport runway by the Russian prosecutor general's office, on charges of tax evasion. Shortly thereafter, on October 31, the government further took the unprecedented step of freezing shares of Yukos. The action against Khodorkovsky and Yukos appears to be a dramatic move on the part of the Kremlin to wrestle power back from the oligarchs, who made huge fortunes from the 1990s privatizations and now control an estimated 60% of the Russian economy. It may also show emergence of new business groups aimed at re-distributing Russian property again, this time strictly following the law and using law-enforcement agencies as a tool.

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All of Russia is pondering this question. The Presidential Administration has tried to think up some vision for the next term but without success. Judging by Putin's address to the Federal Assembly on March 1, we see a combination of two incompatible things. The first part is made up of fantastical plans for the development of ...
All of Russia is pondering this question. The Presidential Administration has tried to think up some vision for the next term but without success. Judging by Putin's address to the Federal Assembly on March 1, we see a combination of two incompatible things. The first part is made up of fantastical plans for the development of ...

Yet a tragic fire in a shopping centre in Siberia, with more than 60 people dead, won't make the front page. Meanwhile the kind of nuance-free Russophobia represented by the response to the Skripal case plays directly into Putin's hands. The exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky recently said that no one ...
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once Russia's richest man. But the former Yukos CEO spent ten years in jail for alleged tax evasion and theft, charges he claims were a political vendetta. He now lives in exile in London and is a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. In an interview with FRANCE 24, he reacted ...
The exiled Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he has decided not to employ personal security guards in London despite the rising unease among the Russian diaspora, because he recognises that if the Russian president wants him dead “no amount of security measures can prevent that”.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Putin's most serious foe, will face further pressure from authorities as he works to expose corruption and official lies. Other Putin rivals such as candidate Ksenia Sobchak and oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky will try to gain a foothold through upcoming local ...

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Putin's most serious foe, will face further pressure from authorities as he works to expose corruption and official lies. Other Putin rivals such as candidate Ksenia Sobchak and oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky will try to gain a foothold through upcoming local ...
Exiled Russian oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky told BBC's Emily Maitlis that Russia's president is surrounded and controlled by criminal gangs, who may have more power than Putin himself. Khodorkovsky is the head of the Open Russia Foundation --based on George Soros's Open Society Foundation-- ...
Vladimir Putin and his Russia look more invincible today than at any other time in his 18 years in power. Since Putin last faced an election in 2012, Russians have invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea, blanket-bombed Syria, been accused of meddling in the U.S. presidential election and claimed to have a ...
One of the first to learn of the new way of doing things in Moscow was oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who publicly confronted Putin over corruption, citing an oil deal in which Putin had a hidden stake. Things had been different in the old days, Khodorkovsky lamented. Yeltsin, Gorbachev and their ...
Open Russia was founded by Putin's most vocal critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once Russia's richest man after gaining control of Siberian oil fields, he was jailed for a decade by the regime and is now based in Switzerland. Yuri Felshtinsky, author of Blowing Up Russia and a close associate of Litvinenko, ...
His earlier rebirths came in late October 2003, after the arrest of the now-exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then in 2004, when another new-model Putin emerged for that year's election. After the 2008 election, Putin had to find ways to manage Russia's newly elected president, Dmitry Medvedev.
Russia's media regulator has blocked a website backed by former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the latest media site to be blacklisted by the agency. Roskomnadzor's decision to add MBK Media to its blacklist, less than four weeks before Russia's presidential election, follows a request ...
I don't want to fuel tensions, but anyone who finds themselves on these lists has to be more careful,” she said. The Open Russia pro-democracy NGO, founded by exiled opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was blacklisted by Russia's Prosecutor General last April as an “undesirable organization.”.
15, 2018, exiled former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky poses for a portrait for the Associated Press during an interview in London. Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he's not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president. Khodorkovsky told The Associated Press in ...
He once was Russia's richest man, and then for 10 years its most famous prisoner. Now Mikhail Khodorkovsky wants to try a new mantle: godfather of Russian democracy. Khodorkovsky is playing a long game, looking well past the Russian presidential election on March 18 that is guaranteed to give ...
It is worthy of note that another prominent Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky had obtained his residence permit in one of the Swiss cantons in a similar manner. In the canton of Valais, there is a special tax regime, when holders of residence permits pay taxes on the basis of their living expenses, ...

Given the frequency with which opponents of Vladimir Putin have come to a sticky end, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man with a fortune of $15bn, seems remarkably relaxed. Since his release in December 2013 after more than a decade in jail, much of it in a Siberian labour camp alongside ...
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man before being convicted of fraud and now a relentless critic of President Vladimir Putin, has urged opposition forces inside Russia to stop promoting a boycott of the 2018 presidential elections. Khodorkovsky published a major address on the upcoming ...
Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. Susan Glasser: Hi, it's Susan Glasser, and welcome back to The Global POLITICO. I'm delighted to be here this week with Anne Applebaum, columnist and author of a new book just out this very week in the United ...
More than 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the attempt to build a democracy in its place, Russia has once again become an authoritarian state. The same inability to build democratic institutions plagued the leaders of the February Revolution of 1917, which led to the Bolsheviks gaining ...
The US list prompted Russia activists in Europe add their input. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian former oligarch who lives in exile in the UK, told EUobserver: "I'm convinced that the issue of defining the specific boundaries of the Kremlin criminal group [via the US list] is extremely important". Khodorkovsky ...
Other online users said the fallen birth rate was only a natural consequence of the country's current political course. Exiled tycoon and founder of the Open Russia movement founder of the Open Russia movement Mikhail Khodorkovsky retweeted the news saying: "I think the reasons are many, but the lack ...
After the jailing of oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovksy in 2003 for dabbling in opposition politics, “that's how Russia works,” says the banker. “If you spread the [sanctions] net too wide, you get all kinds of people who may be linked to the Putin regime, but have no relationship to his personal money…much less to ...
Given the frequency with which opponents of Vladimir Putin have come to a sticky end, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man with a fortune of $15bn, seems remarkably relaxed. Since his release in December 2013 after more than a decade in jail, much of it in a Siberian labour camp alongside ...
The situation began to change in 2003, when Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then thought to be the richest man in Russia, challenged Putin on camera on the issue of corruption. Later that year, Khodorkovsky was arrested for fraud. Putin and company seized the shares of Khodorkovsky's company, Yukos, and sent ...
His real crime is that he has steadfastly refused to give false evidence against his boss, former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The Russian authorities also wanted Sergei Magnitsky, an auditor at a Moscow law firm, to give evidence against his boss, Bill Browder, a London-based financier. He refused, and ...
Russia's exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has launched a new media website after authorities blocked access to the site of his blacklisted pro-democracy NGO. Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor blocked access to the website of the Open Russia NGO earlier this month “for inciting protests and ...
The statement came in response to former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who earlier this week addressed Pamfilova publicly, asking her to reject to current President Vladimir Putin's registration in the 2018 presidential election. Khodorkovsky claims that Putin remained the real ruler of the Russian ...
The Open Russia NGO was founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and close allies in 2001. After the demise of his YUKOS oil company and a subsequent judicial process, the organization ceased to exist. When Khodorkovsky was released from prison in December 2013 and left the Russian Federation, Open ...
On December 11, the authorities blocked access to several websites of Open Russia, a democracy and civil-society NGO founded by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Open Russia reported that its main website, OpenRussia.org, and five others had been blacklisted by Roskomnadnzor for "calling for ...
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man before being convicted of fraud and now a relentless critic of President Vladimir Putin, has urged opposition forces inside Russia to stop promoting a boycott of the 2018 presidential elections. Khodorkovsky published a major address on the upcoming ...
Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. Susan Glasser: Hi, it's Susan Glasser, and welcome back to The Global POLITICO. I'm delighted to be here this week with Anne Applebaum, columnist and author of a new book just out this very week in the United ...
More than 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the attempt to build a democracy in its place, Russia has once again become an authoritarian state. The same inability to build democratic institutions plagued the leaders of the February Revolution of 1917, which led to the Bolsheviks gaining ...
More than 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the attempt to build a democracy in its place, Russia has once again become an authoritarian state. The same inability to build democratic institutions plagued the leaders of the February Revolution of 1917, which led to the Bolsheviks gaining ...
The West needed to understand that it was in conflict not with Russia, but with the regime in the Kremlin, former Russian industrialist and exiled opposition politician, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, told daily Postimees in a recent interview. Khodorkovsky was asked if the mounting external pressure on Russia was ...
Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Putin had probably not changed the result of the November election, but would use the appearance that he had done so to perturb other western democracies. "For Putin it was very important not so much to demonstrate some direct influence on the American election process ...
Russian authorities have blocked access to the website of Open Russia, a democracy and civil society group founded by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Open Russia said on December 11 that its site, OpenRussia.org, had been blacklisted by Russian media regulator, Roskomnadnzor for "calling ...
MOSCOW – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Yukos ex-chief and the founder of Open Russia, says his movement should support all Russian presidential candidates who support its views, including the opposition activist Alexei Navalny and journalist Ksenia Sobchak. “What do I think is right for the movement?
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has described Russian President Vladimir Putin's entourage as an "organized criminal group." Speaking from self-imposed exile in London to Current Time TV on December 7, Khordokovsky was commenting on the bribery trial of former Russian Economy ...
Mikhail Khodorkovsky is an interesting character. In 2016, Khodorkovsky, who had been jailed for tax evasion and money laundering, and released early on a Winter Olympics amnesty, lost an appeal at the Hague where he had sued the Russian government for an alleged breach of the Energy Charter.
And Rosneft, even more than Gazprom, has pioneered the modus operandi of the Putin system since 2004, when it took over the assets of Yukos, following the imprisonment of the company's head, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Putin opponent, on fraud and embezzlement charges. Sechin has always had a direct line to Putin.
“There's no oligarch among those still accepted in the West who's closer and more trusted by Putin than Abramovich,” Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former Russian oil magnate, told Bloomberg news. Abramovich is not aboard his ship, which is here for maintenance, his spokesman said. But you've got to be ...
Surkov ran public relations for oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and when Khodorkovsky fell out with Putin, Surkov jumped ship and helped ...
... Vladimir Putin's ally Igor Sechin, Rosneft grew massively by acquiring the assets of Yukos Oil Co, whose founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky spent ...
I am reminded of the comment made to me by the Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky about Gorbachev. Do you know what Gorbachev did ...
In 2004, Putin sent a message to his country's oligarchs with the televised trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then Russia's richest man, who was ...
Yukos was dismantled after the 2003 arrest of its CEO, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was later convicted of financial crimes at two trials that he ...
Russian former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky is now living in London following a decade spent in jail. Picture: Efrem ...
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man before being convicted of fraud and now a relentless critic of President Vladimir Putin, has ...


 

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