The former oligarch who dared to cross Vladimir Putin
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Fascism can turn to Communism in the blink of an eye. Do you think it matters to a prisoner in a camp whether they were killed by a Fascist or a Communist?
One day in the life of Mikhail Khodorkovsky
By Neil Buckley
Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s fallout with Putin had many causes. Khodorkovsky dared to confront the president with a thinly veiled allegation of top-level corruption in a televised meeting in February 2003. He tried to build a private oil pipeline to China, contravening state policy. He engaged in aggressive lobbying against increases in oil taxes. He negotiated to sell a stake in Yukos to America’s ExxonMobil. He was simply too independent.
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