Speeches

“Russia in Europe: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”

Posted on March 20, 2017

Below is a translation of the lecture delivered by Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Berlin on March 20 2017 at ESMT, the international business school. Today would have been the 90th birthday of Hans Dietrich Genscher – a remarkable German political figure and …

“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 …

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