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Politics of the Yukos affair

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This chapter examines the politics of the Yukos affair, and explores the Putin administrations maneuvers and machinations along the interface of politics and law in contemporary Russia for the purpose of placing the Yukos affair within larger nationaland even international political and economiccontexts. In summer 2003, Khodorkovskys partner, Lebedev, was arrested for fraud and tax evasion. Although the state had a strong case against Khodorkovsky as principal defendant, it could just as easily have brought actions against other oligarchs on the basis of similar empire-building tactics. Extra-judicial harassment is a constant during the pre-trial and trial phases of the Yukos affair. Finally, the chapter re-poses the question raised at the outset: was the Yukos affair a singular, aberrant event in Russias long march toward the rule of law or does it portend a possible negative trend toward judicial counter-reform in Russia?.

Keywords: contemporary Russia; judicial counter-reform; Khodorkovsky; Yukos Affair



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