Letter to the Financial Times: Mikhail Khodorkovsky will never have justice in Russia

Today the Financial Times has published a letter I sent in regarding the recent harassment of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Russia.


Mikhail Khodorkovsky will never have justice in Russia From Mr Robert R. Amsterdam. Sir, There is a fundamental point that underlines the attack on PwC and most certainly the attack on Yukos (“Raid on PwC offices by Russian authorities”, March 10). Those in the executive that have masterminded this massive state theft are desperate to legitimise their actions. Somehow they believe that the west will forget the Yugansk auction and believe witnesses who have been threatened or falsely incarcerated. My client, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, will never have justice in Russia because those that have incarcerated him have profited personally. The stench of bias and corruption of the Russian authorities is only matched by the western bankers who do the Kremlin’s illegal bidding. The desire of these senseless Friday night raids was to continue the big lie tactics of a Kremlin that does not want to admit that the real corruption has nothing to do with my client but rather those directing his prosecution. Robert R. Amsterdam, Legal representative to Mikhail Khodorkovsky