Show and Tell

Gessen, Masha
May 2005
New Republic;5/16/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 18, p16
Focuses on Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian billionaire and former Yukos executive on trial for fraud, embezzlement, and tax evasion. Background on the oil magnate, philanthropist and contributor to opposition causes; Idea that the trial is a weapon being used by the state with implications for the rich and the average person; Other so-called show trials, including prosecution of National Bolshevik Party members who are basically pro-democracy; Information on terrorism show trials; The reason corruption trials worry Russians; Details of the Yukos trial.


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