Interviews

Mikhail Khodorkovsky interview with ZDF

Posted on March 31, 2017

On the 16th of March 2017, Mikhail Khodorkovsky took part in an interview with Joachim Bartz from the German TV channel ZDF.  The discussion, held in Russian, ranged from political prisoners, Putin-populism in Europe and what needs to be done …

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “It’s a Barbaric PR Stunt”

Posted on March 8, 2017

About a week ago the apartment of Open Russia journalist Zoya Svetova was raided. Svetova’s son, RBC journalist Timofey Dzyadko, met with Mikhail Khodorkovsky in London, where they spoke about the raid, freedom, and Open Russia’s funding.  Timofey Dzyadko: On …

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “I Could Tell Trump A Lot About Russia”

Posted on February 9, 2017

In an interview with DW’s Zhanna Nemtsova last week Mikhail Khodorkovsky discussed the current situation in Russia and its implications, the Open Russia mission, Trump’s foreign policies, and Merkel’s current struggles. Zhanna Nemtsova: You said that some people in the …

“I think Putin’s in for a serious disappointment”

Posted on December 20, 2016

In this interview with Radio Svoboda, Mikhail Khodorkovsky talks about the “right turn,” emigration, Donald Trump, and the future of Russia.  Dmitry Volchek In the coming decades, could Russia go down the path trodden by Belarus, Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan? Russia …

“I’d say I don’t know for whom this is a problem.”

Posted on December 19, 2016

Mikhail Khodorkovsky talks with CNN about Rex Tillerson, Vladimir Putin and Igor Sechin. CNN: You had some personal meetings with Rex Tillerson, the nominee for the Secretary of State, when you were head of Yukos and he was working at …

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