You forgot to add that Yukos CEO and a left’s new “dissident” martyr Khodorkovski was a Soros’s operator and openly admitted it.
Does that give an excuse for nationalization? Let a GOP president try nationalization using the same excuse and not a soul would defend him. The whole situation surrounding Yukos ending up in Rosneft’s hands is far more corrupt than most of what’s happened in the USA thus far.
Khodorkovsky is always cast as some sort of western businessman being oppressed. But consider one thing about him. Under the old USSR system, he and his fellow party members were allowed to create a bank and he had a net worth of over 10 million in 1988.
Becoming a millionaire businessman before the USSR collapsed was done one way only. This was his springboard to be able to gain control of the state oil industry after the collapse.
It’s going to be skewed if people view him as a western businsman. He’s old USSR, mixed with some mob, mixed with some Soros. Putin isnt perfect, but he was right about this guy.
Indeed. If anyone in that story is a leftist, it’s Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Used party status to become a millionaire, after the collapse, used that status and his ill gotten millions to gain control of state oil.
Then colluded with Soros and the EU.