Comments on: Khodorkovsky’s time http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Talleyrand02 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2319 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:36:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2319 Any man who can afford $4,400 a night in the Adlon is not fit to speak for people. he, like the rest of the pack of vultures, are eating up the planet and have absolutely no scruples. It’s a DNA thing… You either have humanity, altruism, and a sense of sustainability, or you don’t. If you don’t, you get to the top, and really valuable people just have to bend …. Then comes revolution.

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By: kommy http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2316 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:11:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2316 Khodorvksy is done with trashing Russia. He got a few hundreds millions stashed somewhere, and first thing he will surface up, will be…Israel- no extradition. Same as Nevzlin, waiting for the murder charges.

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By: politicaljunkie http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2312 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 04:17:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2312 This man became a billionaire without owning a single penny, amazing story, just that “amazing story”. How it all unfolded is so convoluted and unbelievable, a man who is a “hero from zero”.

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By: Bludde http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2310 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:39:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2310 Dear Mr Lloyd – Oxford Don of Journalism…. It is the height of indiscretion of me to name names, dates, and places BUT I figure it is water under the bridge. It is a matter of record, even my involvement. When I was a guest in a London Mansion and privy to one end of a telephone conversation between an “Indian Oligarch” and Blair’s representative – replete with epithets cursing those damn Russians for raising the price of Baksheesh – I was truly shocked. I never imagined it was possible in jolly old England. The next day I confided to a “Temple” Barrister that we had retained, and that evening to an Editor at the Independent. While the Barrister was doubtful, the Editor tried to publish BUT was stopped by “Lord” O’Reilly. The Newspaper was fearful of the “dogs being unleashed”. I later found out that meant “Inland Revenue” – an old Nixonian tactic familiar to Americans which was pciked up by President Obama it seems, to stop the Tea Party.

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By: gregio http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2309 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:29:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2309 This oligarch sounds like a typical Russian opportunist or “capitalist” in the poorest of definitions, more like a thief as the average Russian see’s him. If he REALLY wanted to help his country he would find a stable uncontroversial residence and hire a brilliant person schooled in democratic institutions and Russian history. He would then establish a relationship with an independent media outlet and begin a news and commentary line where the average Russian can provide ideas. Under the byline of Mikhail he would begin the serious dialog with the average Russian about what the institutions and constitution and legal principles the “New Russia” should have, so that a lasting representative government could emerge.

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By: Fromkin http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2306 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:17:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2306 Let’s dig a little deeper for the truth
http://www.voltairenet.org/article168007 .html

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By: xcanada2 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2304 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:50:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2304 Correcting a typo:

As another person who was visiting Russia several times in the early 1990’s and working on setting up a small business employing Russian technical people, to mutual benefit, it soon became apparent that I was in way over my head. Protection rackets and gangsters murdering each other, were everywhere, just as Bludde says. It was apparent to me that successful people, or even people who looked like they might become successful, needed to act illegally and against common morality, have body guards, and even be ready to kill others to protect their business. I have not taken much interest in the specific lives the Russian oligarchs, but have little doubt that they must all be criminals.

Mr. Lloyd, as others suggest above, in my opinion you are ignorant of the situation, or you diminish yourself by drooling over just another money-grubbing, power-hungry oligarch.

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By: xcanada2 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2303 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:46:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2303 As another person who was visiting Russia several times in the early 1990’s and working on setting up a small business employing Russian technical people, to mutual benefit, it soon became apparent that I was in way over my head. Protection rackets and gangsters murdering each other, were everywhere, just as Bludde says. It was apparent to me that successful people, or even people who looked like they might become successful, needed to act illegally and against common morality, have body guards, and even be ready to kill others to protect their business. I have taken much interest in the specific lives the Russian oligarchs, but have little doubt that they must all be criminals.

Mr. Lloyd, as others suggest above, in my opinion you are ignorant of the situation, or you diminish yourself by drooling over just another money-grubbing, power-hungry oligarch.

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By: Renox http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2302 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:23:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2302 This guy is a dodgy criminal who came to power with the help of the Jewish Mafia. He embezzled billions, then he tried selling the nation’s oil wealth for pennies to the highest bidder. (Chevron) Frankly, he should be happy that he was not hanged for treason.

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By: Bludde http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/27/khodorkovskys-time/#comment-2300 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:14:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1178#comment-2300 I was in Moscow in the summer of 1995 when the General / Advisor to Yeltsin went “Gus-hunting”. Gusinsky boarded his helicopter and flew straight for the Airport. His “protector” – Yuri Luzkov – Mayor of Moscow, let him exit for Israel, an option not available to Berezovsky. It appears that neither the author, nor the commentators, are aware that Israel has secret protocol arrangements with the “dreaded” Putin. Berezovsky was persona non grata in Israel which is why he had to shell out 3 million GBP to Blair for 3 passports in 3 different aliases. I suspect that MBK is similarly barred from Israel (Nevzlin insurance?) which is why he plans to reside in Switzerland – the Swiss, being neutral, not having any protocols with Russia. With Cameron in power, and without access to his “loot”, a UK passport is impossible. When the Germans awake to the reality that, without Nevzlin, MBK does not have any real money, they will abandon him too. Most unfortunate but the reality is that “Money Talks and BS Walks”..

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