Speeches

“The world has changed”

Posted on December 10, 2016

Mikhail Khodorkovsky addresses the International Conference on Human Rights, in Tallin, Estonia, 9th December 2016 “The history of Estonia is the history of a harsh land transformed into an environment suitable for life solely by dint of human effort. People …

“A free society. A free people.”

Posted on December 8, 2016

Mikhail Khodorkovsky gave the opening address at the presentation of the Open Media project, in Tallinn, Estonia. “What is happening in Russia is linked, as you know, to the success of Kremlin propaganda. “Even before Open Russia became a political …

Opening address to the Boris Nemtsov Forum, Brussels

Posted on November 26, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, President Schulz, I am pleased to welcome to this forum participants from many regions of Russia and countries of Europe. They are representatives of civil society, politicians and experts. In inviting participants here, we wanted to create …

“The main objective of the regime is self-preservation.”

Posted on April 27, 2016

In a speech at the Oxford Union, Mikhail Khodorkovsky talks about “Post-Putin Russia.” Post-Putin Russia “Ladies and gentlemen, It is an enormous honour for me to address this chamber, although I’m told that applause is by no means the only …

Khodorkovsky: “Revolution in Russia is inevitable”

Posted on December 9, 2015

On December 9 Mikhail Khodorkovsky gave a press conference to journalists gathered in London and Moscow. Below is a translation of his introductory remarks as prepared for delivery. You can watch a video of the conference (in Russian only) here. …

Russia’s Strategic Interest with the West

Posted on June 17, 2015
Russia’s Strategic Interest with the West

On June 17th Mikhail Khodorkovsky visited the Atlantic Council in their headquarters in Washington for a conversation entitled “Russia’s Strategic Interest with the West “. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council moderated the discussion. Below is the …

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