The Yukos Saga’s Comeback Kids

Russian-Israeli magnate Leonid Nevzlin gives Haaretz his take on the freed Mikhail Khodorkovsky — and Vladimir Putin’s limping economy.

It has been one of the darkest — and most complicated — affairs in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. It began with the president’s steps to take back assets for Mother Russia that had been handed out in a privatization wave — valuable assets sold for peanuts to a new generation of crony capitalists, the “oligarchs.”