Obama’s Tuesday announcement of e U.S. delegation to e Winter Olympics made Putin scramble to save his pet project: e prospect of standing alone, or only wi e president of Ukraine for. 19, · Kremlin critics allege at e new charges laid against Khodorkovsky are politically motivated and a direct consequence of Khodorkovsky’s sca ing criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Khodorkovsky, e former CEO of Yukos oil and gas company was e richest oligarch in Russia prior to his arrest on charges of fraud and tax evasion. Ten years ago today, at a Kremlin meeting of Russian business leaders, Mikhail Khodorkovsky challenged President Vladimir Putin over e destructive scale of Russia’s official corruption. at meeting is broadly considered e watershed moment at pushed Putin to order charges against Khodorkovsky and his arrest in ober 2003. 15, · G20 summit focus shifts to ISIS 01:25. ANTALYA, Turkey - President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held an informal meeting on . 15, · Obama again met wi Putin at e G20 summit for 90 minutes in China in . According to USA Today, e two leaders discussed e . 02, · Mikhail Khodorkovsky was e richest man in Russia when he dared confront en president Vladimir Putin, criticizing state corruption at a meeting wi Putin in February 2003. In February 2003, at a televised meeting at e Kremlin, Khodorkovsky argued wi Putin about corruption. He implied at major government officials were accepting millions in bribes. In early , prior to e Russian presidential election, Khodorkovsky and Putin were said to have bo underestimated each o er. 13, · In , President Obama was overheard over a hot microphone telling President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia he would have more flexibility to negotiate wi Putin after e . 07, 2009 · Yet by e meeting's end, Obama had revised his assessment of Putin and is now very convinced e prime minister is a man of today and he’s got his eyes firmly on e future, a senior U.S. 20, · Putin critic Khodorkovsky in Germany after pardon. President Putin, who surprised Russians and gave a brief lift to e stock ket by announcing Khodorkovsky's pardon on . 21, · In , when Putin was just embarking on his ird term, most of e calls he made were to Washington. Now, even Paris and Berlin, his chief partners in dealing wi e Ukrainian crisis, have taken a back seat. 01, · Khodorkovsky on Vladimir Putin 01:42. e venue for ese recent stories has been Khodorkovsky's new project, dubbed e Dossier Center and launched in ember. 16, · ings began to sour when Mr Obama cancelled a meeting wi Mr Putin after e whistleblower Edd Snowden fled to Russia seeking asylum. Over e years, a number of issues deepened e trench. 15, · Obama, who had become U.S. President six mon s earlier, enjoys tea wi en-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and members of e American delegation at Putin's dacha on y 7, . 25, · Besides, Khodorkovsky says, he trusted en-President Boris Yeltsin, and Yeltsin had great fai in his hand-picked successor. Like nearly all of ose interviewed for our 20 Years of Putin special report, Khodorkovsky saw some ing in Putin 20 years ago at was ei er never ere or has long since evaporated. 27, 20 · e bogus second conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon turned prominent dissident, calls for bo President Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Putin's protégé 26, · President Donald Trump on Monday used e global stage of e G-7 conference to assert former President Barack Obama was outs ted and embarrassed by Russian President Vladimir Putin —. 26, · e two clashed in a 2003 power struggle over Russia’s political direction, and Khodorkovsky lost. He was subsequently arrested, charged wi a . US President Barack Obama criticised e second trial of jailed Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky in an interview published in a sharply anti-Kremlin newspaper on Monday. 27, · In response, in , President Barack Obama signed e Magnitsky Act, which prohibited anyone who was suspected of being involved in Magnitsky's dea from entering e United States and, more. Khodorkovsky is often mentioned as a post-Putin candidate for president. It remains to be seen if he will ever return to Russia, let alone jump back into politics. But Vladimir Kara-Murza, an opposition figure who is now working as national coordinator of Open Russia, said Khodorkovsky was playing an important role by uniting opposition forces. 28, · Nor did Obama mention Mikhail Khodorkovsky, whose 2003 jailing by Putin and continued imprisonment by Medvedev exemplified every ing Obama was criticizing about au oritarian states. Experiencing. 08, · Khodorkovsky, who was charged wi fraud claims in 2003 but released by Putin in ember , said: I am not convinced at if Trump comes to power e situation would be better for Putin. 21, · President Vladimir Putin addressed Russian business leaders on Friday in a bid to ease tension sparked by e arrest of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, promising ere . Khodorkovsky, who was pardoned unexpectedly by Putin in ember just before e Sochi Winter Olympics, has special insight into e murky ways of Moscow. As e head of Yukos Oil, he was once Russia’s richest man, its most powerful oligarch, and was clearly viewed by e Kremlin as a reat before his arrest in 2003. 21, · Intense atmosphere: Putin pictured during a meeting wi Khodorkovsky in 2002, a year before e oil tycoon was snatched off his corporate plane in 2003 soon after Putin . 24, · 'Putin sees me as a reat': Russia's former weal iest man says he seek asylum in Britain after he is arrested in absentia in Moscow. Mikhail Khodorkovsky. To top it off, at a February 2003 meeting in e Kremlin, Khodorkovsky complained to Putin at e executives of a state-owned oil company, Rosneft, had overpaid for a smaller company. 03, · Au or: shall I. Goldman ember/ ember 2004 Foreign Affairs Sum y: e jailing of Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has revealed e fault lines running rough e post-Soviet political economy. e reforms and privatization of e 1990s were so flawed and unfair as to make em unstable. A backlash was inevitable. Given Vladimir Putin's au oritarian tendencies, at. Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers. who bo run Kremlin-backed banks at were sanctioned by e Obama administration. Khodorkovsky also sized up Putin's relationship. Russia's most famous prisoner and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky has walked out of jail after spending more an years behind bars, following a surprise pardon by President Vladimir Putin. 01, 2004 · As a few private individuals seized state property, a ird of Russia's population was rust below e poverty line, exacerbating public resentment over such radical redistribution of weal. According to a recent poll, 77 percent of Russians feel at privatization . Despite strains in Russia-U.S. ties, e Russian president offered support to President Barack Obama, saying at surveillance by e U.S. National Security Agency is necessary to fight terrorism. 03, 20 · First, e trial is deeply personal for Putin. Among o er slights, Khodorkovsky reportedly told e en-president, in front of o er oligarchs in a Kremlin meeting in . 20, · Mikhail Khodorkovsky, e Russian oil tycoon jailed for a ade after posing a challenge to Vladimir Putin, was freed by a presidential pardon on . Ryzhkov said e meeting wi Obama touched on e case of jailed former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, e suppression of free speech and free assembly, and . 20, · Critics say at by Khodorkovsky's release and a wide-ranging amnesty is week, Putin be trying to ease criticism of Russia's human rights . By Vladimir Isachenkov and Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press. Posted - . 19, at 7:47.m. is archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information. 08, · Mikhail Khodorkovsky, e exiled Russian businessman turned democracy advocate, also ned at Russia under Mr. Putin has grown increasingly unstable and at e nuclear-armed state could collapse. On select occasions, Khodorkovsky emerges from e background to express his views directly. In , his personal news blog covered e Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit wi e following headline: As Trump Gives Way To Putin, e World Is Left In Dis. e article described Trump as an pariah of human rights activists, and charged. Putin saw Khodorkovsky as one of e leaders of e alternative pa, he says. Michael McFaul, who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia under Barack Obama, crossed pa s wi Putin in St. Petersburg in e was on hand for e 2001 meeting in Slovenia after which George W. Bush infamously re ked at he'd looked Putin in e eye. 23, · Yet, in a put-down to Obama, Putin lined to attend a meeting of e leaders of e G-8 (eight of e most powerful industrial countries), which was held at Camp David. 23, · Asked at Wednesday’s meeting wi students if Russia could follow Khodorkovsky said Putin plan early elections in view of mounting public He’s ‘miles to e left’ of Obama. Vladimir Putin announced on ursday he would pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man, after more an a ade behind bars in an apparent bid to repair e country’s battered. 19, · 09.45 (13.45) Russia Today has captured is clip of Putin, when talking about Edd Snowden, saying he envies Barack Obama because he can spy and get away wi it. 18, · Khodorkovsky was referring to Putin’s first meeting wi Bush shortly after he was sworn into e White House for his first term. Following his meeting wi Putin at a .