Supreme Court of Russia
Supreme Court of Russia releases Platon Lebedev, a business partner of Russian magnate and former head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky, after he spent more than 10 years in jail.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
The Russian Supreme Court declares the Azov Regiment a terrorist organization.
The Supreme Court of Russia orders the liquidation of human rights group Memorial for violating the Russian foreign agent law.
A Dutch appeal court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 billion over Yukos.
Three people are killed and robbed in an ambush near Sibut, Central African Republic. The Mikhail Khodorkovsky-financed "Investigations Management Center" says that they were Russian journalists who worked with them on a documentary about Wagner Group mercenaries and Russian mining interests in the country.
The Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration says Russian officials have manipulated the legal system to bankrupt Russia's largest Yukos oil company, and jail its boss (Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others). Yukos was the object of a series of politically motivated attacks by the Russian authorities that eventually led to its destruction. The company's assets were illegally expropriated for the benefit of State companies Rosneft and Gazprom. The Yuganskneftegaz auction was illegal. The $50 billion awarded by the Hague's arbitration court against Russia is the largest arbitration award ever.
Irish comedian Dylan Moran becomes the first professional English-speaking comedian ever to perform in Russia. The routine references Russia's new law banning "homosexual propaganda" and jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
The European Court of Human Rights rules that Russia did not abuse legal processes to destroy Yukos, once its largest oil company.
The President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, expands the Kremlin's human rights council and authorises it to investigate the cases of Sergei Magnitsky and Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has his prison sentence extended to a total of 14 years after a second conviction.
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is found guilty of embezzlement in a second trial, which he described as politically motivated.