Gessen, Masha
April 2012
Vanity Fair;Apr2012, Issue 620, p178
The article focuses on the dispute between Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and then President Vladimir Putin which began in 2003. It notes that Khodorkovsky was in prison for the past eight years while Putin obtained power and wealth during the same period. It recalls that Khodorkovsky was arrested under orders by Putin for standing up against the latter. The imprisonment of Khodorkovsky has made him the most trusted figure in the country while Putin turned into a political liability.


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