Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Khodorkovsky’s business partner Lebedev set free

Bloomberg Businessweek: Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Platon Lebedev has been released from jail after over 10 years in prison. Lebedev is the former business partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of the expropriated Yukos Oil Company. Lebedev’s release comes … Continue reading

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