'Mikhail Khodorkovsky has got YUKOS off the hook by resigning and he has taken a step back but he will still remain an owner of the company,' President of the Politika foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov has announced in an interview with Rosbalt. He said that 'Mr Khodorkovsky has become an opponent to the authorities as he has had political ambitions and these will not simply disappear with his resignation from the YUKOS management. Mr Khodorkovsky's future will depend on whether or not he pursues his political goals and gives up his share in YUKOS,' the political scientist said.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said