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RUSSIA: OLIGARCHS: Oil chief seized

From Moscow, Cameron Sawyer says that Russia is booming. Christopher Jones forwards another take on the situation in Russia: "We were just discussing anti-semitism in Russia and the power of the oligarchs. Well, so quiet things are not. Yukos oil chief Khodorkovsky was seized by police forces, beaten and arrested. The Guardian article continues to hammer home the point that the majority of Russians have not benefited from the current economic boom, and the messy arrest could be a way to placate the restless masses".


Ronald Hilton - 10.26.03