Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The political system of Russia - "an enrichment scheme for Kremlin officials"

The New York Times journalist Joe Nocera has written an excellent article on the Khodorkovsky trial - and the state of Russia (EU`s "strategic partner") today:

There are tragedies within tragedies in the story of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. There is the personal tragedy, of course, of a man tried and convicted of crimes he never committed. There is the tragedy of the Russian political system, once on the verge of real democracy, now little more than an enrichment scheme for Kremlin officials, a mind-set that accelerated once Mr. Khodorkovsky was disposed of.

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