Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

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

British tycoon William Browder fears extradition to Russia

The Times: The Times’ Moscow correspondent Ben Hoyle reports that British businessman William Browder could face extradition from the UK to Russia after the Russian authorities requested an Interpol ‘blue notice’ for his arrest. London-based Browder has been campaigning against … 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