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Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...remove some irritants, while not easing the pressure on foes who could cause Putin serious problems. Former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, whose prison term expires next year, is staying in jail, and analysts say officials are preparing a new case...

http://juneauempire.com/sergei-l-loiko/2013-12-19/russian-amnesty-vote-cherry-pu
The negatives:

...scrutiny. With the games approaching, Putin has launched a charm offensive of sorts - pardoning former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and granting amnesty for Pussy Riot punk band members and Greenpeace activists. He has even rescinded an order...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-07/negatives
Sports
Russia's twisted 'rule of law'

...has been doused by the biggest show trial since the days of the Soviet Union. A week ago, the former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who's already served seven years in Siberian jails on trumped up tax-evasion charges, was found guilty in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010411/opi_764972503.shtml
Opinion
This Day in History

...spying for Moscow. He later changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. In 2005, oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, was convicted of charges, including fraud and tax evasion, and sentenced to nine...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053106/sta_20060531026.shtml
News
Freed activist embodies global fight for rights

...to send representatives to the ceremony; shame on Russia, Iraq and a few others for giving in. Then there is Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man and leading oil tycoon, who has become the most visible symbol of the absence of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112410/opi_740984293.shtml
Opinion
Con: U.S. should go slow until Russia curbs shameful human rights abuses

...which would name and shame known human rights violators - would apply to other notorious cases, such as that of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.As chairman and CEO of the Yukos oil company, Khodorkovsky was Russia's wealthiest man. But after a falling...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-05-18/con-us-should-go-slow-until-russia-cu
Opinion
In Russia, it's 'legal nihilism' as usual

...and criminal prosecutions that Putin used to destroy and confiscate the Yukos oil company and send its founder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, to a Siberian prison camp. Khodorkovsky, who has spent nearly five years in prison, was another one who hoped...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072908/opi_310986592.shtml
Khodorkovsky

Opens Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 Synopsis: Explore the rise and fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who shot to the upper echelons of Russia's wealthy elite before he became one of the most high-profile political prisoners on the planet in 2003. Though Khodorkovsky was officially jailed on tax and embezzlement charges, his proponents claim that his true crime was daring to disagree with powerful Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Khodorkovsky's supporters, as well as his family, speak out about the case and accusations of rampant corruption in Russian politics. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Khodorkovsky

Now Playing Synopsis: Explore the rise and fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who shot to the upper echelons of Russia's wealthy elite before he became one of the most high-profile political prisoners on the planet in 2003. Though Khodorkovsky was officially jailed on tax and embezzlement charges, his proponents claim that his true crime was daring to disagree with powerful Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Khodorkovsky's supporters, as well as his family, speak out about the case and accusations of rampant corruption in Russian politics. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jean-Marc Barr, Harvey Friedman, Cyril Tuschi, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Marina Khodorkovskaya, Lena Khodorkovskaya, Pavel Khodorkovsky, Anton Drel, Joschka Fischer, Maksim Valetsky, Irina Yasina, Christian Michel, Ben Aris Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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