Tag: Yukos

Russia Can Cross Off the Rest of its Integration Projects

December 9, 2013

It’s very unlikely that Ukraine will immediately become a European country as a result of the second “orange revolution” in its short post-Soviet history. But these events may have a significant impact on the situation in Russia. The Russian authorities’ passion for geopolitical games without thinking about the consequences has led to a situation where […]

Yukos Executive Sentenced to Six More Years

June 25, 2013

[Leonid Nevzlin, a former executive of the Yukos oil company, has been tried in absentia and found guilty of misappropriating shares. The proceedings against the former Yukos executives have been widely criticized by international human rights monitors—Ed.] Today [June 24—Ed.] a Moscow district court sentenced Leonid Nevzlin, one of the major Yukos shareholders, to six […]

Decree on Confiscation of Guriyev’s Correspondence and Search of Russian Economics School

June 7, 2013

[The expatriation of Sergei Guriyev, a highly regarded Russian economist, was a major story both in the Russian and in international presses last month. By his own admission, Guriyev left Russia because he feared imprisonment after continued harassment by Russia’s Investigative Committee, which searched his office and seized thousands of emails related to investigation into […]

Khodorkovsky Appeal: Judges May Be Forced to Decide on Merits of Case

May 23, 2013

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation will review a supervisory appeal of the December 2010 sentencing of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev by the Khamovniki Court.   The Supreme Court took it’s time deciding what to do with that verdict: over the past three years the businessmen’s attorneys appealed to the highest court on a […]

Amnesty for Entrepreneurs Mooted—But Khodorkovsky’s Release Looks Doubtful

May 15, 2013

It was reported today that Vladimir Putin will meet with business leaders next week to discuss the possibility of granting amnesty to imprisoned entrepreneurs—prompting speculation about whether such a measure would extend to former Yukos CEO and Putin nemesis Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Formerly one of the most powerful men in Russia, this October will mark ten […]