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Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a Moscow court in 2010. The oligarch was imprisoned subsequently and his funds frozen. Photograph: EPA

A freezing order on almost €100 million belonging to the former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been revoked by the District Court. The for(...)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of Russian oil giant Yukos: spent years in jail after falling foul of the Kremlin.  Photograph:  Matej Divizna/Getty Images

In the early 2000s, Mikhail Khodorkovsky (born 1963), was the billionaire chief executive of a massive Russian oil company who had ambitious plans not(...)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: has made an application in the District Court for the unfreezing of funds first frozen in March 2011 under Irish money-laundering legislation. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Gardaí travelled to Moscow to discuss the case of former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky with the Russian prosecuting authorities, a Dublin court has he(...)

 Mikhail Khodorkovsky  in the defendants’ box during a court session in Moscow in 2011. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

Ireland’s attitude towards the disputed convictions of the Russian former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky “should be a source of national shame”, a Dubl(...)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky  spent 10 years in a Russian prison colony. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

The former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a potential suspect in a money-laundering investigation being conducted by the Garda Bureau of Fr(...)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky:  If the money is freed, some of it could be used to fund his Open Russia movement, which advocates democracy.   Photograph: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Russian oligarch who spent a decade in jail before being pardoned by Vladimir Putin, is to make an application to th(...)

Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky stands in the defendants’ box during his 2011 trail. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

In a victory for Moscow, a Dutch court on Wednesday overturned an order that Russia pay $50 billion to shareholders in defunct oil company Yukos, sayi(...)

The cockpit wreckage of Flight MH17: on December 15th, Putin signed a  law allowing the Constitutional Court in Moscow to overrule  decisions of international courts where they contradict the principle of supremacy of the Russian constitution. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

With the findings of the criminal investigation into the Flight MH17 disaster due in mid-year, it’s instructive to see Russia’s president Vladimir Put(...)

Vladimir Putin: has ratings of more than 80 per cent after months of standoff with the US and EU

A century after Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin plotted revolution from Zurich, Russia’s most famous ex-prisoner, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, harbours simil(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin pictured in December 2010 with Sistema Holdings owner Vladimir Yevtushenkov. Photograph: AP

A court in Moscow has rejected a bail application by Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the chairman of Russia’s vast Sistema investment group, and ordered the(...)

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