Friday, 29 July 2011

Prisoner Khodorkovsky

On Friday, July 29, 2011, The Belgian TV-channel Canvas presented the story of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

"The world didn't need to wait for the verdict of the trial to know it would be "guilty". The Russian government reserved the camps in Siberia for the enemies of the state. It's true, few people did benefit more from the collapse of the Soviet Union than Khodorkovsky. But he managed to rescue declining state enterprises and made a fortune. A fortune which implied political influence.

When Vladimir Putin apperared, he didn't like those rich entrepreneurs. Khodorkovsky had to become an example. This is the story of a very peculiar court case, with Vladimir Putin acting as the judge."