Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Alexei Navalny’s trial is an indictment of Russia’s corrupt establishment

The Guardian: The Guardian publishes an English translation of a thought piece from former Yukos Oil CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has spent the last ten years in jail on embezzlement charges that are widely believed to be politically motivated. Khodorkovsky … Continue reading

If we kowtow to Putin, his disdain for us grows

The Times: The Times’ Roger Boyes writes that after the bizarre posthumous conviction of Sergei Magnitsky, it is clear that Putin is haunted by the ghost of Franz Kafka, so twisted was the logic of the whole trial. Boyes claims … Continue reading

Magnitsky verdict is in: Russia is a criminal state

The Moscow Times: Attorney and former boss of Sergei Magnitsky, Jamison Firestone, writes in the Moscow Times that the Yukos show trial the start of a trend of corruption in the Russian police and judicial system. By the time Sergei … Continue reading