What Motivates Putin?

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Russian oligarch, talks openly about his imprisonment, Vladimir Putin, and the American election.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a cage in a Russian courtroom (image: Business Insider)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is the former CEO of Russian oil company Yukos, a company that was seriously in debt when he took over in 1997. He transformed Yukos into the country’s second-largest oil producer, and by…