La Russophobe has posted a translation of a very, very good column by Yuliya Latynina in Novaya Gazeta about the fifth anniversary of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s arrest. Latynina poignantly argues “The people surrounding president Putin were not taught how to manage businesses. The people around president Putin were not taught how to run a country. They were, however, taught how to annihilate enemies. And in the absence of enemies, they get invented. Especially if the people protecting the president from enemies can take over those enemies’ property in the process of annihilating them.” Recommended reading.