The story of Yukos Oil, [its chairman Mikhail] Khodorkovsky's rise from obscurity, and the government's prosecution of him is also a parable about Russia's struggle to adapt to a market economy and the all but inevitable backlash from doing it badly.
The Yukos Affair
Marshall I. Goldman, a Current History contributing editor, is associate director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. His most recent book is The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry (Routledge, 2003).
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Marshall I. Goldman; The Yukos Affair. Current History 1 October 2004; 103 (675): 319–323. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.675.319
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