Watching the World: Nothing new in old Siberia

Much has changed in Russia’s oil industry. In the old days, when oil executives were sent to a penal colony, no one knew about it. These days, everyone knows, at least superficially.Consider the case of former OAO Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, sentenced to 8 years on a charge of tax evasion and now in a penal colony in frosty Siberia-a setting that brings back memories of the bad old days, from tsars to politburo commissars.According to Lt. Col. Yuri Yakushevsky, deputy chief of the regional Federal Correctional Service’s information and analysis department, Khodorkovsky has been put in Unit 8 of the 13-unit penal colony located on the outskirts Krasnokamensk in the south of...

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