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  • Litvinenko case linked to Yukos probe - Russian prosecutors

    01/02/2007 9:47:15 AM PST · by A. Pole · 4 replies · 322+ views ^ | December 28, 2006
    Some of the former Yukos executives could be involved in the murder of Russian security service defector Alexander Litvinenko, Russia's top prosecutors said Wednesday. The Russian Prosecutor General's Office said Leonid Nevzlin, a core shareholder of the bankrupt oil company, who lives in Israel and is on the international wanted list on fraud charges, could have ordered Litvinenko's poisoning with polonium-210. "We are checking a version that people, who are on the international wanted list for grave crimes, including [former] Yukos co-chairman Leonid Nevzlin, could be behind these crimes," the office said, referring to Litvinenko's murder and an attempt on...
  • Russian denies role in London murder

    12/30/2006 7:35:33 AM PST · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 313+ views
    Financial Times ^ | December 29 2006 | Harvey Morris
    Leonid Nevzlin, a former Russian oil billionaire, yesterday dismissed allegations by Moscow that he ordered the radioactive poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. Mr Nevzlin said he had co-operated with British authorities investigating the murder of the dissident Russian ex-spy in London. The Russian prosecutor-general's office said on Wednesday that it suspected Israel-based Mr Nevzlin might be involved in the death of Mr Litvinenko, who died in a London hospital on November 23 from exposure to highly toxic polonium-210. Mr Nevzlin, who is visiting the US, fled to Israel in 2003 to continue managing the affairs of the Russian oil giant Yukos...
  • Russia links YUKOS boss to Litvinenko

    12/27/2006 12:26:05 PM PST · by A. Pole · 33 replies · 630+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 27, 2006 | Guy Faulconbridge
    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors said on Wednesday that Leonid Nevzlin, a former top manager of the YUKOS business empire, could have ordered the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. "A version is being looked at that those who ordered these crimes could be the same people who are on an international wanted list for serious and very serious crimes, one of whom is ... Leonid Nevzlin," Russia's prosecutor-general's office said in a statement posted on its Web site [...] A trusted business partner of jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Nevzlin has provoked the Kremlin's...
  • U.S. declines to comment on Russia's extradition request

    07/16/2005 3:46:12 PM PDT · by jb6 · 191+ views
    Russia Journal ^ | July 15, 2005
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department refused to comment on Russia's request to hand over Russian businessman Leonid Nevzlin, currently on international wanted list. State Department spokesman Tom Casey said the department has never commented on extradition requests, adding that there is no bilateral agreement on extradition between the United States and Russia. Casey said he had no information on whether Nevzlin is still in the United States. On Tuesday, Russia asked the United States to hand over the former top Yukos manager, who has reportedly been in the Unites States for a week. On Wednesday, Nevzlin asked the U.S....
  • Khakamada Leads a Lonely Liberal Campaign (Guess People not happy with Oligarch rule)

    02/04/2004 10:48:24 PM PST · by RussianConservative · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Moscow Times | Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 | Caroline McGregor
    Irina Khakamada is running for president but her campaign headquarters are not bustling. Phones aren't ringing off the hook and no one is barking instructions. This is no Clinton-style war room, yet this lone warrior still looks battle-weary. She says she harbors no illusions of unseating President Vladimir Putin, but that's not the point. "We're fighting so that people raise their voices," she says, not fighting to win. "That costs less." But it's not clear just who is raising their voices in support. Speculation that she is a mercenary front for the Kremlin or oligarch interests has made it difficult...