Khodorkovsky, Russian and Eastern European dissidents








THE ABOVE PHOTO OF PUTIN’S VICTIMS IS FROM WIKIPEDIA (Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov

POLITZEKI (Political prisoners)


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Commentary: America's problem isn't Russia — it's Putin

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Brian Whitmore/the P0wer Vertical (twitter)(….podcasts)


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Lost Pets International


The following, ACTU Animaux - Urgences is an animal charity which requires you to click five times on yellow button...


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 BRIAN WHITMORE:  The Power Vertical (exclusively Russia)




The Queen of Russia portrait of Putin  by Peter Ravn

The following is information regarding Russia's political prisoners in general. Khodorkovsky has been "freed" - more like exiled to me - because he is more of a problem for Putin in jail than out. This is not a gesture of compassion; Putin hasn’t a drop of compassion in him. 

The following are book by and about Khodorkovsky, some in different languages:

 Khodorkovsky (Goodreads) 

                             

    


(This is how many Russians live outside of Moscow)


 Cyril Tuschi’s documentary on Khdorkovsky (Facebook)   


Open Russia
 Khodorkovsky Communications Center (Facebook)

 Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Facebook, in Russian)


Putin’s bully tactics:

The ‘Open Russia’ movement is being kicked out of another office

Khodorkovsky Launches New Media After Open Russia Ban

Russia Blocks Khodorkovsky's Open Russia Website


Putin called all members of Yukos he couldn’t sway thieves, criminals and zeros……..understandably the average Russians living in Russia fell for all that, however shame on all his supporters and apologists in the West.  Any former members of Yukos who went with Putin are cowards with no values (namely Surkov (Surkov leaks) who is very proud of his own work particularly the annexation of Crimea (which apparently he denies)  and Ukraine. 



One Yukos employee, Alexei Pichugin, still remains in jail, accused of murder,  and still refuses to go against his former boss Khodorkovsky.  Such hatred Putin still has for Yukos he one of its members still lingering in jail.  A biographical essay (Russian) is available and there are also photos . Journalist Valeriy Shiryaev has written a book on Pichugin’s case Trial of Vengeance"(English). Incidentally, during his interrogation Pichugin was administered truth-serum and he still had nothing to say.

There is no doubt during the Yeltsin years most big businesses in Russia were corrupt and run the way Putin and his friends are running their own today; but I’m sure, under Khodorkovsky,  like him or not,  there would have been better leadership, and Russia would have been run more efficiently.  Putin called Khodorkovsky a thief but he was no more corrupt than the rest of them. Putin accused Khodorkovsky would sell Russia down the river in his business dealings with Foreign countries; however this is what Putin is doing right now when he uses the Russian people’s hard earned taxes to bribe foreign leaders, with much money going away from Russia, and any money coming in to use for his own purposes to remain in power.  Today it is he who is betraying the Russian people.  A Russia with a Khodorkovsky team would have been infinitely better for Russia and the West…...


The following are some respected Human Rights Organizations in Russia; NGO’s are having a very difficult time under Russia's present leader.

4 years ago (27th July 2009) the activist of anti-putin “Other Russia” party Rim Shamgaliyev was killed in the prison. Rim was an opera-singer. (Picture):



Another member of Yukos, the gifted, educated and intelligent Vasily Alexanyan, a man with principles, was mocked for his loyalty to Khodorkovsky; he paid with his life: : 

VASILY ALEXANYAN





  

 As for my personal perception, I’m not ashamed to say to the citizens who voted for me, that throughout these eight years, I have worked like a galley slave. I am pleased with the results of my work…. " (Putin) 

20 palaces and villas: with opulent fittings worthy of an emperor

15 helicopters

43 aircraft including an airliner that features an $11 million cabin fitted out by jewelers -and that toilet which, the report says, cost close to $100,000

53.7-metre yacht: with designer interior, a spa pool, waterfall and wine cellar

11 luxury watches

Five-decked yacht: with a jacuzzi, barbecue, a maple wood colonnade and a huge bathroom faced in marble

(NOT EVEN KHODORKOVSKY LIVED LIKE THIS WHEN HE WAS THE RICHEST MAN IN RUSSIA)



 Photo from Wikipedia  

                                       


VERA TRIFONOVA (she too refused to sign papers for the Putin Regime):

How Vera Trifonova Was ‘Purposefully Destroyed’

Russian Judge Resigns Amid Controversy Over Woman's Death In Detention


 Rights in Russia (registered in the UK)
 Russia Freedom HouseGrani.ru
 Soyuz Zhurnalistov Rossii (in Russian) 
 Russian Union of Journalists


TVRAIN (IN RUSSIAN)
    TVRAIN TWITTER - online journal struggling to remain independent

OVD-Info - The Russian Reader 
OVD-Info  DONATE




 The Power Vertical/Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty 


Valeriya Novodvorskaya, fearless Putin critic; her last statement.
Valeria Novodvorskaya’s “Short Course on the Historical Philosophy of Russia"
Life and Death of a Russian Freedom Fighter
Marina Sal’ye, another Putin critic (her documents)
Marina Sal’ye’s documents on facebook


 Finally, We Know About the Moscow Bombings

Amy Knight NOVEMBER 22, 2012 

Documentary banned by Putin  (published Apr. 26, 2012) (Putin’s apartment bombings) 


https://ru.krymr.com

PAUL A. GOBLE  Website: http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com

Paul Goble is a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious questions in Eurasia. He has served as director of research and publications at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, vice dean for the social sciences and humanities at Audentes University in Tallinn, and a senior research associate at the EuroCollege of the University of Tartu in Estonia. Earlier he has served in various capacities in the U.S. State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the International Broadcasting Bureau as well as at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Euromaidan Press republishes the work of Paul Goble with permission from his blog Windows on Eurasia. 











BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON  (Goodreads)- Rebecca West’s memoirs of the former Yugoslavia just before WWII.  Very informative and concerning the differences between Orthodox Christians, Catholic Christians, and Muslims.

  

BLACK AND LAMB GREY FALCON /  REBECCA WEST; ESSENTIAL READING FOR WESTERNERS (AND BIASED EASTERN EUROPEANS) WHO  DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT BALKAN COUNTRIES.  I DON’T KNOW IF THE CLINTONS HAD READ THIS BOOK WHEN DEALING WITH THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA (downloadable from Internet Archive)

Download:

BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON, VOL 1

BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON, VOL 2

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part I (the Atlantic)

The Bells of the Kremlin: An Experience in Communism /Arvo Tuominen

Reminiscences by Nicholas Poppe (Russian anti-Communist)




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Citizen Media Stories about Russia

Khodorkovsky & Lebedev Communications Center


The Other Russia


Boris Nemtsov’s White Paper in Full | La Russophobe

Навальный

Yabloko -  another party critical of Putin

Kasyanov, marching in memory of Boris Nemtsov

-= Memorial | Мемориал =- ... (Международное историко-просветительское правозащитное и благотворительное общество)

oD Russia | openDemocracy

March in memory of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow (2017-02-26)

The venerated Liudmila Alexeeva, chairperson of MOSCOW HELSINKI GROUP


Ilya Yashin (Yashin’s Blog) - another Putin critic 



In 2012, Boris Nemtsov and Leonid Martynyuk published their investigative piece, “The Life of a Galley Slave (palaces, yachts, cars, airplanes, and other accessories)”, which exposed the extent of Vladimir Putin’s wealth and assets in detail. The western media reported on aspects of the report, but an English language translation had not been available until now:

As for my personal perception, I’m not ashamed to say to the citizens who voted for me, that throughout these eight years, I have worked like a galley slave. I am pleased with the results of my work….  (Putin)


NEWS - LUC


Каспаров.Ru. Интернет-газета Гарри Каспарова

WWW.OPPRESSION.ORG / EUROPE / Russia's Smallest Victims

Lyudmila Ulitskaya: why I'm not afraid of Vladimir Putin | World news | The Observer

European Movement: Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev case


Sites pertaining to Khodorkovsky and Lebedev:

Khodorkovsky & Lebedev Communications Center

Khodorkovsky & Lebedev Communications Center | Facebook

  Accused of  participating in Nemtsov’s assassination; claims he was coerced



Mikhail Khodorkovsky Society

Mikhail Khodorkovsky | World news | guardian.co.uk

'Absolute Schizophrenia' Reigns In Kadyrov's Chechnya, Says Filmmaker (Manon Loizeau)

Chechens Who Fought in Ukraine Demand That Putin Restrain Kadyrov

From Chechnya to Syria (not a jihadi site)


Novayagazeta




Why Putin Will Never, Ever Give Up Power | Opinion | The Moscow Times


Международный фонд социально-экономических и политологических исследований (Горбачев-Фонд)

(in English) http://www.gorby.ru/en/

Фонд Защиты Гласности

Glasnost Defense Foundation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Glasnost Defence Foundation (Moscow) - Rights in Russia

The Gorbachev Foundation of North America


Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Transparency International

From Khodorkovsky to Politkovskaya | Coalition Against Hate


Hermitage Capital and William Browder Story

Stop the Untouchables - Justice for Sergei Magnitsky

Senator McCain Calls Upon President Obama to Apply Aggressive New Sanctions Designed to Combat Terrorism to the Russian Organized Crime Group Who Murdered Sergei Magnitsky

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS OWNER: Vladimir Putin Stole My Super Bowl Ring, And George Bush Told Me To Forget About It - from that moment on the American government should have clamped down on Putin.  

THESE RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS ARE MAKING DONALD TRUMP RICH

  

Committee for Russian Economic Freedom » NEWS: Russian, Finnish Civic Activists Write to Their Presidents

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