Russia’s legal system is in a bad way. If you need evidence, look no further than the case of the jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, accused of stealing 350 million tonnes of oil while head of Russia’s largest oil company. In December a Moscow court found Khordorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, the co-defendant, guilty and sentenced the two men to 14 years in prison.
What next for Khodorkovsky?
Prospect / December 31, 2010
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