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  1. June 25, 2014

    Yukos ruling casts cloud over Russia’s summer of gains

    No sooner has the Moscow stock market erased all its losses since Russia annexed Crimea in March than up pops the latest...

  2. April 28, 2014

    Igor Sechin: Russia’s second most powerful man

    In adding Igor Sechin, chief executive of state-owned oil company Rosneft, to the list of sanctioned Russian officials, the...

  1. April 11, 2014

    ‘My Fellow Prisoners’, by Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    My Fellow Prisoners, by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Penguin, RRP£4.99, 96 pages In 2003 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then Russia’s...

  2. January 23, 2014

    Khodorkovsky’s business partner to be freed from jail

    Platon Lebedev, one of the closest associates of recently-freed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is set to be released...

  3. January 16, 2014

    Amnesty will do little to improve Russia business climate

    How should the business community view the pre-Christmas release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the oligarch who had been jailed...

  4. January 12, 2014

    The pursuit of Yukos’ wealth

    When Leonid Nevzlin, the former business partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, met the one-time Russian tycoon after his release...

  5. January 10, 2014

    Khodorkovsky travels to Israel to meet former Yukos partners

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky has met former business partners in Israel, in an indication that the one-time Russian tycoon is...

  6. Nick Butler

    December 30, 2013

    Russia advances into the Mediterranean

    Vladimir Putin has finished the year in style, consolidating Russian control in Ukraine and winning easy brownie points for...

  7. December 27, 2013

    Why the west has not boycotted the Sochi Olympics

    With the approach of the Winter Olympics, to be held in February around the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, you can see...

  8. The World

    December 23, 2013

    Why Khodorkovsky's release does not herald change in Russia

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Getty) As Mikhail Khodorkovsky enters a fourth day of freedom in Berlin after his stunning release...

  9. December 22, 2013

    Freed oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky strikes magnanimous tone

    His hair, once a thick mop, was so close-cropped he appeared almost bald. But in a dark suit and blue tie, Mikhail...

  10. December 22, 2013

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky vows not to seek power in Russia

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Sunday he would not fight for power in Russia following his dramatic release from jail, but...

  11. December 21, 2013

    Khodorkovsky reunited with son and parents in Berlin

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon who has spent more than a decade behind bars, was reunited with his son and...

  12. December 20, 2013

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany after Putin pardon

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s most famous prisoner, flew to freedom in Germany on Friday, barely 24 hours after Russian...

  13. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Global markets maintained a broadly positive tone as investors digested the US Federal Reserve’s decision to start...

  14. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The long farewell to Quantitative Easing. - Eichengreen on the consequences of reducing LSAPs for...

  15. December 19, 2013

    Sochi games spur Putin to mend reputation

    The Russia Mikhail Khodorkovsky will find on his release from prison – assuming it happens – is much changed from when he...

  16. December 19, 2013

    A good year for Vladimir Putin has been a bad one for Russia

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky is to be freed. After more than a decade dumped in the gulag for daring to challenge Vladimir Putin’s...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    The Micex tapering/Khordo bounce

    Micex index | Source: Reuters It’s just under 5,000 miles from Washington DC to Moscow, but two very different press...

  18. The World

    December 19, 2013

    Khodorkovsky manoeuvre is vintage Putin

    The manoeuvre was vintage Putin. After answering journalists’ questions for four hours and five minutes in an annual press...

  19. December 19, 2013

    Vladimir Putin vows to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday he would pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man, after more than a...

  20. November 27, 2013

    Putin tightens grip on legal system

    Russia has abolished its highest commercial court and given president Vladimir Putin more power over prosecutors in what...

  21. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    Guest post: Yukos and state-sponsored corruption in Russia

    By Bruce Misamore Ten years ago this month my friend and business colleague, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was arrested at gunpoint...

  22. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    Further reading: an interview with Khodorkovsky

    Friday’s treats from the beyondbrics team: boxer vies for Ukrainian presidency; Dilma lauds one-bid auction; ailing...

  23. October 24, 2013

    Khodorkovsky warns crisis ‘inevitable’

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former billionaire who is now Russia’s most famous political prisoner, has warned from jail that a...

  24. October 24, 2013

    One day in the life of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    The last time I interviewed Mikhail Khodorkovsky, I came away fearing for his life. Russia’s one-time richest man was...

  25. September 20, 2013

    Crusade against the Kremlin

    Bill Browder has a stark warning for western investors eyeing opportunities in Russia. “They are not only taking a financial...

  26. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2013

    Russia: tech leaders mobilise behind Navalny

    Businessmen in Russia tend to steer clear of politics fearing reprisals from the Kremlin. But in a landmark event more than...

  27. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2013

    New York headlines

    * New RBI chief, new rupee low * Russian court cuts Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s prison sentence * Emerging-Market Stocks Decline...

  28. August 6, 2013

    Russian court cuts Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s prison sentence

    Russia’s supreme court on Tuesday cut the prison sentences of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business...

  29. beyondbrics

    August 4, 2013

    Week ahead, Aug 4 - 9

    Coming up this week: results from Tata Motors, Rangold, Standard Chartered and HSBC; China inflation and Russia GDP; and IEA...

  30. July 25, 2013

    Khodorkovsky trial unfair, human rights court finds

    The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that aspects of the 2004-2005 trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former...

  31. July 18, 2013

    From blogger to political prisoner

    Verdicts are coming thick and fast from Russia’s modern-day show trials. But after a year-long clampdown on opposition, the...

  32. The World

    July 18, 2013

    A ruthless Russia and a spineless Europe

    There was something poignant about Alexei Navalny‘s speculation that he might get a suspended sentence on trumped-up charges...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2013

    Further reading: China bumps along

    Wednesday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: China’s challenges, Korea’s entrepreneurs, and MTN, South Africa’s star...

  34. June 21, 2013

    The Diary: John Thornhill

    When I first visited Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad), in 1986 as a postgraduate student of Soviet politics, I fell sick...

  35. beyondbrics

    June 21, 2013

    Darker mood at St Petersburg International Economic Forum

    Vladimir Putin was in typically punchy form at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday promising to invest...

  36. June 20, 2013

    Russia runs out of room to expand amid low investment

    When the St Petersburg International Economic Forum first became Russia’s premier annual investment showcase in 2006, its...

  37. June 6, 2013

    Sergei Guriev says climate of oppression deepening in Russia

    One of Russia’s highest-profile political exiles has highlighted a climate of deepening oppression and corruption in Russia,...

  38. May 30, 2013

    Guriev’s flight

    Vladimir Putin can no longer claim to be maintaining even the appearance of democratic government as he conducts a campaign...

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