Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are working hard on their image, trying to differentiate themselves ahead of the 2012 presidential elections in Russia. Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with journalist Masha Gessen in Moscow, about Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's wealthiest man, now an outspoken prisoner facing more jail time on charges of embezzlement and money laundering.
Russian president Dmitri Medvedev asserted himself this week by firing Moscow's powerful mayor. Now he faces another test ï¿½ what to do about Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Reporter Eric Niiler speaks with Khodorkovsky's lawyers.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky has spent a decade in a Russian prison colony, convicted of tax fraud and other malfeasance. But before he went to jail, he was the richest man in Russia — viewed as a legitimate challenger to Vladimir Putin. Some have speculated it was that threat, more than any misdeeds, that sent him to prison. But Friday, Putin pardoned Khodorkovsky and released him from prison. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Former oil-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky headed to Berlin on Friday, a free man. He was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin after spending a decade in a Russian prison. But what does the future hold for Khodorkovsky?
Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says moves by the EU to isolate Russia will only make it more authoritarian. But will the words of the most famous political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin do anything?