Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsk was an extraordinarily powerful man. in 2004, he was the 16th wealthiest man on earth. Mr. Khodorkovsk was a Russian oligarch at the head of massive Yukos, a former corporate titan. Khodorkovsk got a little big for his britches though and funded a Russian political opposition party. Putin apparently didn’t much like this and Khodorkovsk was convicted on trumped up tax-evasion charges. Today, the former billionaire is in a prison camp in Eastern Siberia. He used to live in a mansion and now lives in prison camp number 13. Appreciate what you have while you still have it.
Putin quote of the day: “There is no such thing as former KGB.”