Dec 25

H/t reader squodgy:

“As I recall under the USSR, the State owned all the nation’s assets.

Under Boris Yeltsin, all that changed and Foreign funded buy outs of these assets resulted in much ownership being transferred abroad, which annoyed Vlad.

Khodorkovsky is but one of many who benefitted from this asset stripping exercise, and I believe Vlad wants to reign in the ownership in order to bring back some nationalistic pride using the Russian State as against some slimy international/globalist Bankster led influence aka Soros, Buffet et al.
The Guardian is jew owned pro zionist mouthpiece , which will try to brainwash anyone to be sympathetic to the zionist cause.”

Reuters is owned by the Rothschilds …

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Russian police raid offices of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Former tycoon and high-profile Kremlin critic says searches of his Open Russia movement premises over alleged criminal investigation make Putin look ‘predictable’

Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Former imprisoned Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky speaks to journalists in 2014. Photograph: David Azia/AP

Reuters in Moscow

Armed Russian police have raided the offices of a pro-democracy movement founded by outspoken Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky , a move they said was part of a criminal investigation into the former tycoon and his associates.

Khodorkovsky, whom police accused this month of organising a contract killing in 1998, interpreted the latest pressure on him as payback for his criticism of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. Continue reading »

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Dec 19

Russian Stock Market Jumps On News Of Khodorkovsky Pardon By Putin (ZeroHedge, Dec 19, 2013)

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Aug 06

Big Oil’s Central Asian Mafia (Veterans Today, Aug 6, 2013)

(Excerpted from Big Oil & Their Bankers: Chapter 17: Caspian Sea Oil Grab)

According to Kurt Wulff of the oil investment firm McDep Associates, the Four Horsemen, romping in their new Far East pastures, saw asset increases from 1988-1994 as follows: Exxon Mobil- 54%, Chevron Texaco- 74%, Royal Dutch/Shell- 52% and BP Amoco- 54%.  Big Oil had more than doubled its collective assets in six short years.

This quantum leap in global power had everything to do withthe takeover of the old Soviet oil patch and the subsequent impoverishment of its birthright owners.

While the Four Horsemen gorged on Russian and Central Asian oil, Wall Street investment bankers were facilitating the oil grab and ripping off the Russian Treasury.

Salomon Smith Barney’s Phibro Energy oil trading subsidiary set up shop in Moscow.  Goldman Sachs was hired by Yeltsin to lure foreign capital to Russia.  Heading the Russian Goldman Sachs team was Robert Rubin, later Clinton Secretary of Treasury & Citigroup CEO.  CS First Boston took a 20% stake in Lukoil, in partnership with BP Amoco. Continue reading »

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Jan 07

In German here:

Geheimplan: Wie der Milliardär Chodorkowski für Washington in Russland die Macht an sich reißen sollte


The final decision in the Russian trial against former oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has drawn dramatic statements of protest from the US Obama Administration and governments around the world labeling Russian justice as tyrannical and worse. What is carefully omitted from the Khodovkorsky story however is the true reason Putin arrested and imprisoned the former head of Russia’s largest private oil giant, Yukos. Khodorkovsky’s real crime was not stealing Russia’s assets for a pittance in the bandit era of Yeltsin.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s real crime is that he was a key part of a Western intelligence operation to dismantle and destroy what remains of Russia as a functioning state. When the facts are known the justice served on him is mild by comparison to US or UK standard treatment of those convicted of treason against the state. Obama’s torture prison at Guantanamo is merely one example of Washington’s double standard.

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