Interviews

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: The Putin Vote is Driven by Hopelessness

Posted on June 20, 2017

Speaking at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Open Russia founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky explained why Vladimir Putin’s government may soon start to crumble, and why street protests are important in Russia.  Article translated from Deutshe Welle Vladimir Putin will not …

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Fear is on the rise in Russia, but so is fearlessness

Posted on May 4, 2017

Last week the Russian Prosecutor General’s office pronounced the UK-based organisation Open Russia officially ‘undesirable’ in a high-level attempt to intimidate and demoralise the Russian opposition.  Just three days after the decision – and two days after unmarked investigators raided …

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 …

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