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Don’t Mess with the Kremlin

Monday, September 24th, 2007
Posted in Advice by Joel Gross

Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsk was an extraordinarily powerful man. in 2004, he was the 16th wealthiest man on earth. Mr. Khodorkovsk was a Russian oligarch at the head of massive Yukos, a former corporate titan. Khodorkovsk got a little big for his britches though and funded a Russian political opposition party. Putin apparently didn’t much like this and Khodorkovsk was convicted on trumped up tax-evasion charges. Today, the former billionaire is in a prison camp in Eastern Siberia. He used to live in a mansion and now lives in prison camp number 13. Appreciate what you have while you still have it.

Putin quote of the day: “There is no such thing as former KGB.”