Le Nouvel Observateur: Khodorkovsky, Pugachev… Putin owes billions to the oligarchs

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.

Read the article in full (in French)