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“Putin became what he became because we let him”: Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The following is a translation of an interview with Mikhail Khodorkovsky by Yevgenia Albats published in The New Times. “Putin became what he became because we let him”: Mikhail Khodorkovsky 20 December marks exactly one year since the day the …

Andreas Schockenhoff (1957-2014)

The following is a statement from Mikhail Khodorkovsky regarding the recent passing of German Parliamentarian Andreas Schockenhoff. With great sadness and dismay I learned of Andreas Schockenhoff’s death. Andreas Schockenhoff was a passionate, empathetic politician who supported the civil society …

Khodorkovsky Interview with Bloomberg: ‘Tide is Turning against Putin’

Thanks to enduring low oil prices, sanctions, and international isolation relating to the conflict in Ukraine, the tide may be turning against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Khodorkovsky said in an exclusive television interview with Bloomberg. “Putin has far less …

Open Russia Forum: “Constitution: Revolution or Evolution?”

December 13, 2014- Open Russia’s online forum “Constitution: revolution or evolution?” • What should be kept in the current Constitution of the Russian Federation and what should be changed? • Why don’t the most important chapters of the main law …

Khodorkovsky at European Parliament: The Putin Doctrine and European Security

The following remarks as prepared for delivery by Mikhail Khodorkovsky before the European Parliament. THE PUTIN DOCTRINE AND EUROPEAN SECURITY 1. The system of Europe-wide security today is facing its most serious challenge since the end of the Second World …