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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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The emails were released by an organization created by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an exiled Putin rival who lives in Switzerland; Khodorkovsky told the Times they were leaked to his group anonymously. Tweet · Share · Comment. Ben Mathis-Lilley is Slate's chief news blogger. Follow the Slatest on Twitter.
Resisting Putin's regime will require this type of action. Identifying the group's members, cutting them off from their overseas resources, and making their crimes public — that is the recipe for success in the confrontation with one of the most dangerous mafia gangs of the century. Mikhail Khodorkovsky is ...

Some of the more notable early oligarchs were people like former former media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was at that time one of Russia's richest men because he headed the oil company Yukos. In that in-between period, the oligarchs got rich and powerful, but Graham said ...
During the proceedings, the killer testified against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, ex-head of the security department of YUKOS Alexey Pichugin, who was later sentenced to life imprisonment, and the company's former shareholder Leonid Nevzlin, who is hiding from the investigation. Later, Tsygelnik repudiated his ...
What does Putin intend to do with his next six-year term? 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 ...
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 ...


 

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