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    Embassy Row

    The Russian government routinely brutalizes prisoners, jails them in harsh climates, confines them to tiny isolation cells and allows infectious disease to spread through the incarcerated population, according to a confidential memo from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.


  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky (right) reacts after being sentenced to six more years in prison in a courtroom in Moscow on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Khodorkovsky's lawyer appeals his new sentence

    A lawyer for jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Friday appealed his sentence of six more years in prison, a punishment seen as payback for challenging Vladimir Putin's power and which was widely condemned in the West.


  • TRAPPED: Mikhail Khodorkovsky stands in a locked glass cage in the courtroom where a judge Thursday added six years to the prison term the oil tycoon is already serving. (Associated Press)

    West condemns longer prison term for Russian tycoon

    Western governments on Thursday condemned a Russian court's decision to extend the prison sentence for imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a ruling widely viewed as flouting the rule of law and evincing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's political ambitions.


  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky (left) and his co-defendant, Platon Lebedev, talk behind a glass enclosure in a courtroom in Moscow on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Khodorkovsky, 47, was sentenced to six more years in prison following a trial seen as payback for his defiance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)

    Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky gets 6 more years

    Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced to six more years in prison Thursday following a trial seen as payback for his defiance of Vladimir Putin and as a test of the rule of law in Russia.


  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky stands behind bars in a courtroom in Moscow on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, where a Russian judge convicted him on theft and money-laundering charges. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

    Russia rejects criticism of Khodorkovsky's trial

    Russia's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday fired back at U.S. and European criticism of the second conviction of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, telling Western leaders to mind their own business.


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Mikhail Khodorkovsky (center) and co-defendant Platon Lebedev (right) are escorted to a courtroom in Moscow on Monday. A judge declared Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon, guilty of theft and money laundering.

    Medvedev challenges Putin on Soviet virtues

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pointed to the Soviet model Monday as an example of how various ethnic groups can have friendly ties, drawing a quick retort from the president in a rare sign of friction between the two leaders.


  • Khodorkovsky 'should sit in jail,' Putin says

    Taking an expected slap at a longtime foe, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin declared Thursday that the crimes of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky have been proved and a "thief should sit in jail."


  • World Briefs

    A Russian judge on Wednesday postponed the long-awaited verdict in the second trial of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a case that has come to define Russia under Vladimir Putin.


  • People hold posters supporting Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his co-defendant Platon Lebedev outside a court in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. A judge on Wednesday postponed delivering the long-awaited verdict in the second trial of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a case that has helped to define Russia under Vladimir Putin.(AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

    Protests as verdict is delayed for Khodorkovsky

    A Russian judge on Wednesday postponed the long-awaited verdict in the second trial of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a case that has come to define Russia under Vladimir Putin.


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