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Paul Waldie
Paul Waldie


Khodorkovsky disappoints in Ukrainian speaking engagement

When former Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky announced he was coming to Kiev to lend support to the country in its struggle with Russia over Crimea, many Ukrainians were overjoyed.

Mr. Khodorkovsky is considered a hero for those who view Russian President Vladimir Putin as a tyrant who stifles dissent. Once Russia’s richest man and a fierce Putin critic, Mr. Khodorkovsky spent 10 years in a Russian jail on charges many say were trumped up, only to be released in December via a pardon on the eve of the Sochi Olympics.