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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 …

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 …

Open Russia Forum: Healthcare reform: pro et contra

Open Russia’s online forum “Healthcare reform: pro et contra” will take place at 12:00 PM (Moscow time) on November 15, 2014 (Saturday). You can watch the live stream on khodorkovsky.com, khodorkovsky.ru, and openrussia.org. Among the forum’s participants are Aleksandr Myasnikov, …

October 29, Eve of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression in Russia

“I Am Inviting Anyone Who Cares to Join in the Conversation” Mikhail Khodorkovsky on the “Political Prisoners” forum October 29 the Open Russia website is to host an online forum titled “Political prisoners 2.0: are there legal ways of being …