vladamir putin

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Cell Block Four

The rise and fall of the new oligarchs, who raided the Russian state. When Putin came to power most fled, but not Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “The other oligarchs, when they saw the fuzz, knew they should run. But Khodorkovsky forgot.”

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The Seduction of George W. Bush

President Bush’s strange friendship with Vladimir Putin.

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One Day in the Life of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The world’s richest prisoner interviewed from the Siberian prison colony he calls home.

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The Inside Story of Russia's Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt

How Russia consistently undermines the U.N. in order to keep a multi-billion dollar monopoly on the sales of helicopters and airplanes.

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The Concealed Battle to Run Russia

Putin, Medvedev, and how the Russian security agency FSB became the “new nobility.”

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Day in Court

Mikhail Khodorkovsky´╗┐, oil magnate and once the richest man in Russia, delivers a speech from prison, where he has lived since 2003.

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None Dare Call it Conspiracy

Banned in Russia and cut by Conde Nast from the GQ website, this story (presented in full) details the intrigue behind the Moscow apartment bombings, blamed on Chechens, that allowed Putin to rapidly ascend to power.