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  1. Nick Butler

    September 28, 2014

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin's nemesis?

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky at a public meeting on April 27, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine  © Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images It might seem...

  2. September 21, 2014

    Russia’s opposition shows faint signs of life

    Russia’s liberal opposition showed signs of life on Sunday with protest marches in several cities against President Vladimir...

  1. September 17, 2014

    Yevtushenkov loses favour as new Moscow order emerges

    At the 20th birthday party last year for AFK Sistema, his sprawling oil-telecoms-retail conglomerate, Vladimir Yevtushenkov...

  2. August 24, 2014

    Putin profits politically from wars and western apologists

    Here we go again. Russian artillery fires and a convoy – filled with aid, the Russians say – rolls across Ukraine’s border,...

  3. August 4, 2014

    Arbitration cases heard in London surpass financial crisis peak

    A London court that settles complex commercial disputes saw a rise in the number of cases last year that surpassed the...

  4. July 31, 2014

    Moscow ordered to pay Yukos shareholders €1.9bn

    The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay €1.9bn ($2.5bn) in damages to shareholders of the defunct Yukos...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Three faces of low inflation: US, Japan, and the Euro area. - Five myths about the gender pay gap....

  6. July 28, 2014

    Yukos ruling adds to Russia isolation

    The Kremlin came under intense pressure on Monday after an international tribunal ordered Russia to pay $50bn damages to...

  7. July 28, 2014

    A damning verdict in the Yukos case

    Few political acts in recent times have been quite as brazen as the Russian government’s dismemberment of Yukos a decade...

  8. July 28, 2014

    Leonid Nevzlin is biggest winner from Yukos ruling at The Hague

    For nearly a decade, 54 year-old Leonid Nevzlin has been at the centre of the legal fight for compensation for Yukos...

  9. July 28, 2014

    Timeline: The rise and fall of Yukos

    A decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to award former shareholders of Yukos damages totalling $50bn...

  10. July 28, 2014

    Q&A: $50bn Yukos award against Russia

    Former Yukos shareholders have been awarded $50bn in damages against Russia in one of the biggest arbitration awards ever...

  11. July 28, 2014

    Former Yukos shareholders awarded $50bn in damages against Russia

    Former leading shareholders of the Yukos oil company have been awarded $50bn in damages against Russia, by far the biggest...

  12. July 23, 2014

    Yukos investors await ruling in $100bn claim against Russia

    The ruling in a $100bn damages claim against Russia by shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company will be revealed on...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    The Closer

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

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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