Jean-Baptiste Naudet, the French journalist in charge of the international department at L’Obs, writes:
In Moscow, Tsar Putin has the power to make and unmake fortunes at will. Certain oligarchs, however, are deciding they won’t let him get away with it. Living abroad in self-imposed exile, they fight for, and sometimes win tens of billions in reparations.
French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur published an article exploring the means of which a corrupt Russian state, facing years of economic decline and most recently, economic sanctions, uses to commandeer and extract the fortunes of its most successful entrepreneurs.