Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Medvedev bets on private business in hard economic times

The Moscow Times: Anatoly Medetsky reports in the Moscow Times that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has admitted that economic growth in the country is unlikely to exceed 2% this year, despite high oil prices. The majority of growth in … 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

Interpol reject Russia Browder request as politically motivated

Bloomberg: Bloomberg’s Olga Tanas and Ksenia Galouchko report that Interpol has rejected Russia’s call for assistance in finding British businessman William Browder, who has been charged with damaging the country’s interest by buying discounted Gazprom shares over ten years ago. … Continue reading