Interviews

“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 …

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has launched five media startups

Posted on December 8, 2016

In total, his Open Media venture will finance around ten projects Xenia Boletskaya Five new media projects being developed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky will move beyond test mode and begin public operation in early 2017, according to two sources familiar with …

Post-Putin Russia and Open Russia

Posted on November 29, 2016

An hour with the exiled businessman, discussing a post-Putin Russia and his foundation, “Open Russia.” Interview with Charlie Rose THE CHARLIE ROSE SHOW November 25, 2016 Guest: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Jimmie Johnson CHARLIE ROSE, PBS HOST:  Welcome to the program.  Tonight …

Treat Putin as a bandit

Posted on November 22, 2016

If Europe waits until Putin has gone to reach out to the opposition, the risk is they’ll have nobody left to talk to, says the leader of Open Russia. By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN LONDON — When it comes to relations …

Trump-Putin honeymoon will soon end, says Russian opposition figure

Posted on November 18, 2016

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian businessman and staunch opponent of President Vladimir Putin, tells FRANCE 24 that the mutual admiration between Putin and Donald Trump expressed on the US campaign trail is about to end. As the news of Trump’s shock …

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