NEWSWATCH Reuters: “Khodorkovsky says Putin is leading Russia towards stagnation, collapse”

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Reuters covers remarks by former Russian oil tycoon, former prison inmate, political activist Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

President Vladimir Putin will survive Western sanctions and lower oil prices but the Kremlin chief has brought such stagnation that Russia could eventually collapse, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said ….

Russia’s richest man, who was arrested in 2003 after falling foul of Putin and released in 2013, told Reuters that Putin could survive oil prices of $45 per barrel but that the longer he stayed in power the greater the risks for Russia.

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