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Plotting Putin’s Downfall

Russia’s President let Mikhail Khodorkovsky out of prison. Was that a bad miscalculation?

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once the wealthiest man in Russia, but he arrives for our interview in the back of a regular Berlin yellow cab. No bodyguards accompany him, and the dapper suits he wore at the peak of his power in 2003, when his opposition to the Kremlin first landed him in prison, have been replaced with a baggy blue shirt and a jacket too big in the shoulders. …

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