Posted by: mulrickillion | November 26, 2011

The Khodorkovsky Documentary Nobody in Russia Wants to Screen

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Russia’s jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky attends a court session in Moscow on April 5, 2010. Grigory Dukor / Reuters.

By Andrei Kozenko, Worldcrunch*, Nov 25, 2011 — MOSCOW — A German film about imprisoned Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is set for release in Russia next week, but it is unlikely that many in the country will actually have an opportunity to see it. That’s because most Russian theaters have declined to screen Khodorkovsky, as the documentary is titled. In Moscow, only one movie house has agreed to show the film, which tells the story of the former Yukos Oil owner arrested in 2003 on charges of fraud. . . .

*This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in Kommersant.

Why Russian Cinemas Shun the Khodorkovsky Documentary – TIME

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