December 26, 2013

Thanks, Merkel, for Freeing Khodorkovsky

Yulia Latynina, Moscow Times

The Associated Press

Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has German Chancellor Angela Merkel to thank for his newfound freedom. She was the key figure who mediated with President Vladimir Putin over his early release. She personally requested that Putin pardon Khodorkovsky, and she also met with his mother.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Angela Merkel, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Germany, Russia, Vladimir Putin

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

December 21, 2013
Angela Merkel All Alone
The Economist
MAYBE it is the strongest sign that Europe’s leaders think the worst of the euro-zone crisis is over. For nearly four years Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has been all-dominant in Europe. But at this week’s EU summit... more ››
December 19, 2013
Don't Wait for Merkel to Fix Europe's Problems
Martin Kettle, Guardian
David Cameron hopes the German chancellor will help him keep Britain in the EU, but she's focused on her own country. more ››
December 21, 2013
How UK Spies on Germany, Israel & EU
Poitras, Rosenbach & Stark, Spiegel
Documents from the archive of whistleblower and former NSA worker Edward Snowden show that Britain's GCHQ signals intelligence agency has targeted European, German and Israeli politicians for surveillance. more ››
December 26, 2013
What if Germany Had Won World War I?
Martin Kettle, The Guardian
With the war's centenary near, this is not a parlour game. Counterfactual conjecture allows us to see the conflict far more objectively. more ››
December 17, 2013
Germany's Coming Downgrade
Eijffinge & Mujagic, Project Syndicate
Germany’s public debt is higher than the Netherlands’, especially considering that the Dutch have a natural-gas supply worth well over 20% of GDP and pension-fund savings of some €1 trillion ($1.37 trillion), or... more ››