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'Unfair' to put oil chief in solitary

A RUSSIAN court ruled yesterday that it had been unfair to put Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of the oil giant Yukos, in solitary confinement as a punishment for keeping lemons in his Siberian jail cell.

EU must escape Russia's grip

IT IS too early to call it a new Cold War, but Moscow's determination to use its control of Russia's oil and gas industry for political leverage is a potential threat to Europe, which relies heavily on Russia for its energy requirements.

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The EU talks as Russia flexes energy muscles

AS EUROPEAN Union leaders yesterday met to discuss the need to wean their economies off oil and gas imported from potentially unstable states such as Russia, the Kremlin delivered a blunt reminder: you need us more than we need you.

Death sentence' as oil giant Yukos declared bankrupt

RUSSIAN oil giant Yukos has been declared bankrupt, clearing the way for the firm to be liquidated and ending a three-year court battle for survival after it was hit with a huge back-tax bill.

Rosneft falls on debut

SHARES in Russian oil giant Rosneft fell yesterday in the controversial stock's first session trading in Moscow as lawyers for rival Yukos sought to block a London listing planned for Wednesday in the High Court.

Synartra seals safe data deal

SCOTTISH network security group Synartra has tied up a "six figure" deal with Lukoil Overseas, a subsidiary of Russia's biggest oil firm Lukoil, which will see the firm's SecureZones technology used to encrypt and transmit sensitive data.

Yukos hit by more back-taxes

STRICKEN Russian oil firm Yukos said it had been hit with a further back-tax bill for 2004 of about $3.5bn.

Oil tycoon prison sentence

Jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been taken to a prison in a remote Siberian region bordering China to serve his eight-year fraud and tax evasion sentence, it was reported yesterday.

Tycoon's appeal rejected

A MOSCOW court yesterday threw out an appeal by jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky against his conviction for fraud and tax evasion, but reduced his nine-year jail sentence to eight years.

Jailed oil tycoon to stand as Russian MP

MIKHAIL Khodorkovsky, the jailed Russian oil tycoon set on annoying the Kremlin which he says put him behind bars for political reasons, declared yesterday he would run for a parliamentary seat in a by-election in December.

Former Yukos tycoon ends hunger strike

THE jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has ended a hunger strike, his lawyer said yesterday, as his appeal hearing and that of his business partner, Platon Lebedev, was set for 14 September.

Oil tycoon hunger strike

THE jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has begun a hunger strike to support his colleague Platon Lebedev, who was moved into an isolation cell last week, according to a statement read by the billionaire's lawyer.

Jailed Russian oil tycoon 'sure he will be cleared'

THE jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment in a case many observers say was motivated by political revenge, said yesterday that he believes the sentence will be overturned.

Oil tycoon jailed for nine years

RUSSIAN oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky was jailed for nine years by a Moscow court, yesterday, in a sentence that provoked a storm of international criticism.

Oil tycoon still waiting on verdict

RUSSIAN judges strung out an apparently inevitable guilty verdict on the oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky yesterday, delaying their summing-up for a second day.

Russian oil tycoon facing jail

A TYCOON once believed to be Russia’s wealthiest man faces jail after being found guilty of tax evasion and fraud.

Claims of foul play as tycoon faces ten years' jail for fraud

THE Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is facing up to ten years in jail after being found guilty of fraud and other crimes yesterday.

It is really Putin who is on trial before the world

SOONER or later in the life of a world leader an event comes along that defines their time in power. For Margaret Thatcher it was the miners’ strike, for Richard Nixon, those tapes. And for Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, the event that is likely to cast his image for the outside world is the verdict in the trial of the oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Verdict due in Russian oil tycoon trial

A RUSSIAN court was today expected to deliver a verdict on oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a case that has also put the spotlight on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian oil tycoon on trial for fraud to face further charges

MIKHAIL Khodorkovsky, the jailed Russian oil magnate awaiting the verdict of his tax evasion and fraud trial, is to face new charges, Russia’s Prosecutor-General’s office said yesterday.

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