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Once-Jailed Oligarch 'Ready' to Challenge Putin for Presidency
The last Russian oligarch to challenge President Vladimir Putin politically -- and pay dearly for it -- says he's ready to try again. Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once Russia's richest man and the head of Russian energy giant Yukos. But after he made political moves against Putin, he was quickly tried
Dutch Court Quashes $50 Billion Yukos Shareholders' Award
A Dutch court has quashed a $50 billion award Russia had been ordered to pay the former majority shareholders of Yukos, a major victory for Moscow in the high-stakes dispute over the dismantling of what was once Russia's largest oil producer
Company of Russian Owner of Brooklyn Nets Searched in Moscow
Russia's main domestic security agency has searched the offices of a company controlled by the billionaire owner of U.S. basketball team Brooklyn Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov
French Courts Caught up in Yukos Vs. Russia Assets Fight
The fight between Russia's government and magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky's dismantled Yukos oil company has spread to courtrooms across Europe _ and even into space
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Russian Author and Activist Masha Gessen Answers Five Questions
This week, Russian journalist and LGBT activist Masha Gessen, author of ‘Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot’ answered five questions on the recent uproar over LGBT rights in Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s political moves in advance of the Winter Games in Sochi,...
Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Gets 5 Years for Embezzlement
Anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was convicted of embezzlement today in what he had denounced as a political show trial. Navalny was sentenced to five years in prison and given a large fine. He and a co-defendant,...
Chess Grand Master Garry Kasparov Is Latest Russian to Flee
Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov has fled his country because he says he fears political persecution if he stays. "I kept traveling back and forth until late February, where it became clear that I might be part of this ongoing investigation of the activities of the political protesters,"
The Global Note: A Syria Vote…Talking To The Taliban…Famine Alert…More Cellphones Than Humans
SYRIA: U.N. VOTE, CRIES FOR HELP -THE VOTE…The U.N. General Assembly votes this afternoon on an Arab League plan to end the violence in Syria, and will call for a special UN envoy to press for peace – if not regime change – after a...