+When Russia stops aid to Iran (and other Iranian toadies in the Middle East such as Syria), I might start to have a different opinion of them, never mind think of them as serious about Islamic terror anywhere but their own soil. That is direct collaboration with a US enemy.>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I think since about 1991 Russians were always on the right side in international affairs, while US picked a wrong side. Iran (might be) an exception. I still can’t get motives for their backing of Iranian nuke program but for some reason I think their support for Iran is more like a bear’s hug. It may look friendly but someone is about to end up choked. Like if you can’t fight something, take a lead over it and bring it to a bog to sink there.
+Seizure from a criminal (alleged; he wasnt tried under US jurisprudence after all) is still no excuse for nationalization. And I dont excuse nationalization in any country.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
AFAIK, Khodorkovski applied to EU court with his case. Despite EU anti-Russian pro-Soros bias they couldn’t find if he was innocent.
“Khodorkovski applied to EU court with his case”
Russian federation isn’t in the EU. Was this appeal to the EU Court of Human Rights just kind of a meaningless theater anyway? They have no jurisdiction unless it’s like that Spanish judge that is always claiming jurisdiction in Chile, etc.
The European Court of Human Rights is technically not the EU (part of the Council of Europe; Russia’s a member), although anything of the CoE uses the EU flag. What with the Molotov-Ribbentrop-like détente between the EU and Russia anyhow, dissidents from either side aren’t going to be heard; and the ECHR mostly concerns itself with leftist activism anyhow.