Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Leading Russian entrepreneur criticises offshore crackdown

Financial Times: David Yakobashvili, one of Russia’s most successful enterpreneurs, has criticised Russia’s recent crackdown on offshore corporate structures and claimed that these measures could be more damaging to the economy than any sanctions imposed by the West. President Vladimir … Continue reading

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