Jul 28, 2014 — The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.
Apr 27, 2014 — One of the eight military observers who were arrested by pro-Russian separatists has been freed, reportedly for medical reasons. The observers were detained Friday.
Dec 22, 2013 — Mikhail Khodorkovsky's imprisonment was widely seen as the Kremlin's attempt to silence his opposition. During a press conference, Khodorkovsky added that he did not have political ambitions.
Dec 19, 2013 — The Russian leader pardoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once that nation's richest man. He has spent a decade behind bars for a fraud conviction that critics say was a politically motivated charge.
Dec 12, 2011 — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's bid to return to his nation's presidency, an office he held from 2000 to 2008, picked up a surprise challenger Monday when Mikhail Prokhorov publicly declared his intention to run for the office, too.
Dec 30, 2010 — Oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky gets second jail term