Russia

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “Putin is not Russia, and there is a future after Putin. Our task is to prepare for that future today.”

Our country is spiralling headlong into self-isolation, and yesterday’s diplomatic move in PACE [Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe] is but one of the symbols of this path that Russia does not need. The causes of the latest escalation? …

Amanpour Interview: ‘Russians Don’t Want to Live in Isolation’

Speaking in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour today, Mikhail Khodorkovsky says that although Russia desperately needs political change, this change must come as softly as possible, without bloodshed or revolutionary upheaval that many fear may define the coming years. …

Don’t Make Putin a Martyr, Says Khodorkovsky in Vilnius Speech

The following speech, as prepared for delivery, was given by Mikhail Khodorkovsky today in Vilnius at the second annual Snow Meeting organised by Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the Eastern European Studies Centre. Russia and the PROSPECTS for EUROPEAN …

Mikhail Khodorkovsky to speak at Russia Forum in Vilnius

On 15-16 January, Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the Eastern European Studies Centre, is presenting the second annual Russia Forum that aims to develop a dialogue with representatives of the Russian civil society. On Friday, 16 January, at 10:00 …

‘We will not be intimidated’

The following statement was issued by Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Yesterday, at a CNN studio, I saw some horrifying footage from Paris. Terrorists toting assault rifles shot unarmed people virtually at point-blank range and finished off in cold blood those wounded. I …