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Russian police raid Khodorkovsky group ahead of protest

Moscow - Russian police on Thursday searched the offices of the Open Russia movement of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, which has called a protest against President Vladimir Putin at the weekend.

Russia bans 'undesirable' Khodorkovsky NGOs

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday banned three organisations associated with former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, branding them "undesirable" for allegedly seeking to stir unrest and discredit elections.

Khodorkovsky seeks 'Putin alternative' for 2018 Russia vote

Moscow - Former oil tycoon and Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Monday unveiled his campaign to find an alternative to Vladimir Putin ahead of 2018 presidential polls, but insisted that he will not run.

Khodorkovsky unveils candidates for Russia parliamentary polls

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Wednesday condemned Vladimir Putin's "scorched earth politics" as he presented the candidates he is backing for parliamentary elections in Russia later this year.

Russia issues arrest warrant for Kremlin foe Khodorkovsky

Moscow - Russia said on Wednesday it had issued an international arrest warrant for top opposition leader Mikhail Khodorkovsky, as Moscow ramped up the pressure on a leading critic of President Vladimir Putin.

Russia raids homes of Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky's staff

Moscow - Russian investigators on Tuesday raided the apartments of employees of Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Open Russia group, less than two weeks after Moscow charged the former tycoon with murder.

Russia charges Khodorkovsky in absentia with organising murder

Moscow - Russian investigators on Friday charged ex-oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky with organising the 1998 murder of a mayor in Siberia, ratcheting up their campaign against the exiled former Yukos boss.

Russian prosecutors want probe of Khodorkovsky on 'regime change' call

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Thursday demanded an investigation into Kremlin critic and former oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky for allegedly calling for the overthrow of the authorities under President Vladimir Putin.

Revolution in Russia 'inevitable' says Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic and former Yukos oil chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Wednesday said a "revolution" was inevitable in Russia and could happen as soon as 2018.

Russia summons Khodorkovsky for questioning in murder case

Moscow - Russian investigators have summoned Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky for questioning over a 1998 murder, the website of the former head of Yukos oil company said Tuesday.

Russia quizzes father of Kremlin foe Khodorkovsky over 1998 murder

Moscow - Russian investigators on Thursday questioned the elderly father of Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky, pressing him for evidence in a 1998 murder authorities claim could have been ordered by his son.

Russia summons Kremlin foe Khodorkovsky's father for questioning

Moscow - Russian investigators have called in the elderly father of arch-Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky for questioning, the former oil tycoon's press service said Wednesday.

Russia targets Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky in murder probe

Moscow - Russian investigators announced on Tuesday that Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky might have ordered the murder of a Siberian mayor, saying they would seek to question the self-exiled former tycoon.

Russian clash with West a ruse to keep elite in power: Dissident

Washington - The Russia-Ukraine conflict has no short term solution and is part of a fabricated conflict with the West to distract everyday Russians from corruption and incompetence, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

Russian police raid offices of Putin critic Khodorkovsky

Moscow - Armed police on Thursday raided the office of a Russian rights group led by exiled Vladimir Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, during the president's marathon annual phone-in session.

Scoffs and hopes as Khodorkovsky eyes Kremlin

Moscow - For a project whose end goal might be the removal from power of President Vladimir Putin, it had a very inauspicious start.

Putin foe Khodorkovsky 'willing to lead Russia'

Moscow - Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions on Saturday by announcing he would be ready, if called upon, to lead Russia in times of crisis.

Khodorkovsky heckled by pro-Russian activists in east Ukraine

Moscow - Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was heckled on Sunday by angry pro-Moscow activists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk and barred from entering the rebel-held city hall.

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky seeks residency in Switzerland

Geneva - Former Russian oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in prison in Russia, has applied for a residency permit in Switzerland, his spokesman told AFP on Monday."His application for residency was filed a while ago," said s...

In Kiev, Khodorkovsky blames Russia for Ukraine deaths

Kiev - A top foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin who spent a decade behind bars told thousands on Kiev's main protest square Sunday that the Kremlin colluded with Ukraine's ousted regime in violence claiming 100 lives."I was told what the authorities did ...

Khodorkovsky associate walks free after decade in jail

Moscow - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's business partner Platon Lebedev walked free from prison on Friday after Russia's Supreme Court ordered his early release.

Russian PM hints no amnesty for political prisoners

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dampened amnesty chances for Pussy Riot members, Khodorkovsky, and others widely viewed as political prisoners.

Op-Ed: Khodorkovsky trial- Law, politics or convenient spin?

The world has objected to the Khodorkovsky verdict as a blow against Russian rule of law. There’s a problem with that. Khodorkovsky has also become the only Russian tycoon of the 90s to become a media saint. That alone is interesting.

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Khodorkovsky with then President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 20 December 2002
Khodorkovsky with then President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 20 December 2002

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