12.19.13 Marina Galperina

It was the fanciest PR-move busted by Putin at his annual four-hour press conference a few hours ago, a day after the Pussy Riot bombshell. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Putin’s former political opponent and business competitor, will be pardoned, Putin announced. Widely acknowledged as Russia’s biggest political prisoner, billionaire oil tycoon Khodorkovsky was arrested for various alleged financial […]

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