Russia's richest man under arrest
Last Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2003 14:29:27
MOSCOW - Special forces dressed in camouflage swooped into a Siberian airport Saturday and arrested Russia's richest man.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky is head of Yukos, the largest oil company in Russia.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky (file photo)
The country's Interfax news agency says he has been jailed on charges of tax evasion, fraud, forgery and embezzlement.
Khodorkovsky, who has publicly funded opposition parties, is one of several tycoons under investigation by the government of President Vladimir Putin. Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky have gone into exile, saying they fear criminal prosecution.
Russia's business elite fear the wave of investigations could hurt foreign investment and economic growth of the country.
Written by CBC News Online staff
Putin Purges Another Jew
$5 Bill Can't Save Khodorkovsky
By LSN Staff
Moscow, Russia -- Following up on a promise made two years ago to destroy the Jewish oligarchs who seized control of Russia's natural resources the same way that the destroyed the Jewish oligarchs who had seized Russia's media, Russian President Vladimir Putin is now purging kike Jew Mikhail Khodorkovsky, owned of the Russian oil and energy companies Yukos and Sibneft.
Putin, who has been cracking down on the Jewish vultures who tore at the corpse of the communist government in 1991 and each took their pound of flesh, in the form of the formerly government-owned television, oil, and other industries, ordered police to arrest the kike Khodorkovsky two weeks ago, along with his assistant Platon Lebedev. Khodorkovsky was released at the time, but is now under investigation for five murders conducted by the Russian branch of the international Jewish mafia.
Three of the Seven Oligarchs -- as the Jews are known -- have already been deposed. Aleksandr Smolensky removed himself in 1998 when the Russian central bank that he had taken control of collapsed. Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky were purged by Putin earlier in his reign. Four kike Jews: Khodorkovsky, Pyotr Aven, Mikhai Fridman and Roman Abramovich, remain, plus some minor figures of possible Jewish background who have contribute to these demons' control of post-Soviet Russia.
One of the main motives for Putin's
latest purge, other than nationalization of the oil industry, which
was promised two years ago, is that Khodorkovsky has appeared to be
planning to seize control of Russia politically on behalf of
international Jewry in 2007. Just as Jews are plotting to seize the
American presidency through their control of the American media, they
feel that if they can also seize control of Russia again (Jews
controlled from from 1917 to at least 1945, and in many spheres,
through 1991 and 1999), they will able to control the entire world --
inaugurating the reign of Satan on