Statements

“The Kremlin feels threatened by any kind of self-organisation”

Posted on December 24, 2016

The Open Russia founder talks about the movement and its objectives Mikhail Khodorkovsky Three years have passed since the day of my sudden release, after more than a decade in prison. My release was unconditional, but all the same it …

President of Estonia meets with Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Posted on December 9, 2016

The President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, has met with Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Tallinn. The meeting was held shortly before the start of the International Conference on Human Rights where President Kaljulaid and Mr Khordorkovsky were speaking. The press service of …

Statement by Mikhail Khodorkovsky on the decision of the Dublin District Court to grant his Section 19 application to unfreeze assets in an investment fund, worth in excess of $100 million, of which Mr Khodorkovsky is a beneficiary

Posted on December 7, 2016

Wednesday, 7th December 2016: Mikhail Khodorkovsky today welcomed the decision of the Dublin District Court to grant his Section 19 application under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 to unfreeze assets in an investment fund, worth …

Knight of Freedom Award 2016

Posted on December 5, 2016

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has received the Knight of Freedom Award 2016 from the European Academy of Diplomacy. Khodorkovsky received the prize on Saturday in Poland “for his uncompromising efforts to build the rule of law, civil society and promote European values …

Irish attitude on Khodorkovsky ‘a national shame’

Posted on November 24, 2016

District Court hearing application by Russian oligarach to unfreeze €100 million Ireland’s attitude towards the disputed convictions of the Russian former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky “should be a source of national shame”, a Dublin court has been told. The Garda “is …

Press release Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Posted on November 23, 2016

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016: Mikhail Khodorkovsky has filed a Section 19 application requesting the Irish District Court to unfreeze two separate investment funds, worth in excess of $100 million, located in Ireland.  Mr Khodorkovsky is one of several people with …

The state needs to be reformed

Posted on October 5, 2016

The Soviet Union disintegrated a quarter of a century ago. But we still have not left it behind. Mikhail Khodorkovsky The Soviet Union – an inflexible system of governance based on an ideology that appealed to many (and which has …

Mikhail Khodorkovsky announces “Open Media” project

Posted on September 29, 2016

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has today announced his plans to back media startups carrying out investigative reporting, and publishing the results online. He is ready to invest up to 30 million roubles ($470,000) in each startup. Khodorkovsky has also recently announced the …

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