Russian Trial Of Former Billionaire Is Farce

These days it is all too common for the average person to observe with glee if an individual who is wealthy encounters problems due to general anger at those who have money. However, the continued attempt by the Russian government of Prime Minister Putin to destroy the life of former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has nothing to do with money and everything to do with Putin’s desire to crush any person or group he deems a threat to his power. From day one, the former Yukos leader has been unable to have a fair trial. In the latest example of this attempt to destroy a human, a Russian judge rejected a bid to have the company’s former chief financial officer testify in court.

Bruce Misamore handled the company’s financial affairs and would logically be the person to be questioned about charges there were financial problems, but in Russia this man is not allowed to talk. According to Misamore, “From what I know about the charges, they are 100 percent completely false, and they arise from the complete ignorance by the Russians of international accounting standard practice.”

Let’s see. The trial deals with financial irregularities and the chief financial officer is not qualified to testify!! Only in Putin Russia!