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Large companies cannot finance political parties as their shareholders and employees have different political views.

Large companies cannot finance political parties as their shareholders and employees have different political views.

My father was a construction engineer, and my mother was a production engineer. ---->>>

I like everything to be dependable, heavy, English furniture. ---->>>

Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew. ---->>>

I have to travel a lot, but relaxation to me is when I am at home. ---->>>

I knew President Yeltsin well. He would never have tolerated government officials demonstratively showing off the millions they acquired through corruption, the way it's done today. ---->>>

I have always defended my convictions and what I believed to be the truth. ---->>>

This demonstration of power, indifferent to the law, is highly dangerous. ---->>>

To admit guilt for nonexistent crimes is unacceptable to me. ---->>>

I'm not an ordinary prisoner. ---->>>

Today, a skilled manager makes more than the owner. And owners fight each other to get the skilled managers. ---->>>

The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work. ---->>>

My parents were Muscovites. They worked at the Kaliber factory. ---->>>

What's important to me now is to uphold my good name and achieve a fair court decision - the past cannot be recovered anyway. ---->>>

A left turn in the fate of Russia is as necessary as it is inevitable. ---->>>

As for the company, I did all I could from the very outset of this affair to remove Yukos and its employees from danger. ---->>>

I established my bank in 1988. ---->>>


Nationality: Russian
Born: 06-26, 1963
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Occupation: Businessman

Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky (Russian: Михаи́л Бори́сович Ходорко́вский, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil xədɐˈrkofskʲɪj]; born 26 June 1963) is an exiled Russian businessman, philanthropist and former oligarch, now resident in Switzerland. In 2003, Khodorkovsky was believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia (with a fortune estimated to be worth $15 billion) and was ranked 16th on Forbes list of billionaires (wikipedia)