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Imprisoned for years on Putin’s whim

Vladimir Pereverzin’s ‘crime’ was to have worked for a company owned by Mikhail Khodorkovsky – and refusing to give false evidence resulted in an 11-year sentence in the camps

6 July 2024

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9:00 AM

The Prisoner: Behind Bars in Putin’s Russia Vladimir Pereverzin

Ad Lib, pp.240, 9.99

Imagine: it’s 16 December 2004 and you are a middle-ranking banker living in Moscow – prosperous but ordinary, a long way below oligarch level. You are looking forward to a New Year’s trip with your family to Prague – the hotel is booked; your young son is excited. Your phone rings while you are at lunch: an investigator whom you’ve never heard of asks you to come and answer a few questions.

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