Stealing Russia’s energy assets is the real “Russiagate”

Chart by Yukos office in London: how money and assets were moved through offshore shell companies to cheat minority shareholders and Russian tax authorities.

This is about how Mikhail Khodorkovsy and William Browder scammed the Russian energy sector, obtaining assets through fake auctions and then cheating on their taxes. It about

  • MBK (Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky) getting control of Yukos oil through rigged auctions in the corrupt Yeltsin regime and then using transfer-pricing to cheat minority shareholders and…