Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Yukos is being taken to courts without defendants. Prosecutors demand that former shareholder of the company is sentenced to eight years in absentia

Kommersant: Moscow Zamoskvoretsky Court completed the trial of former State Duma member and Yukos shareholder, Vladimir Dubov. Yesterday the prosecutors demanded to sentence him to eight years in prison in connection with his involvement in the theft of a large … Continue reading

Vedomosti editorial: Business moves from fire to the frying pan

Vedomosti: Vedomosti editorial argues that public policy in the sphere of criminal law and business regulation is developing in contradiction. Recently, already two oligarchs loyal to the current government – the owner of UC Rusal, Oleg Deripaska and Andrei Kostin, … Continue reading

The Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE approves “resolution Magnitsky”

Rosbalt: VIENNA, July 8. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has adopted by a majority vote the so-called “resolution Magnitsky”. The document calls for the leadership of the European countries to impose sanctions … Continue reading

Fears of Putin bid for control after oligarchs pay for wrecking oil deal

The Times: The Kremlin has taken revenge on the oligarchs who wrecked BP’s Arctic alliance with the Russian oil group Rosneft, according to analysts. Recent developments could even pave the way for President Putin to assume control of TNK-BP, the … Continue reading

Nevzlin will get an addition to his life sentence

Interfax: The investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has concluded an examination of the case against Leonid Nevzlin, a former major shareholder of Yukos Oil Company. According to investigators, in 1998 he misappropriated the shares of different companies worth over … Continue reading

Hermitage Capital: In Germany, politicians are proposing to introduce their own “Magnitsky list” One of the parties of Bundestag has issued a resolution to impose sanctions against Russian officials involved in the Magnitsky death, the press service of Hermitage Capital announced. The text of the appeal, submitted to the German parliament, suggests … Continue reading