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Khodorkovsky Channels Lenin to Plot Next Russian Revolution

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A century after Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin plotted revolution from Zurich, Russia’s most famous ex-prisoner, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, harbors similar ambitions from self-chosen exile in the Swiss city.

Almost a year into his freedom, Khodorkovsky insists the tide is turning against President Vladimir Putin as the Russian economy heads into recession. Government revenue has been squeezed and the ruble has tumbled to record lows because of a collapse in oil prices and sanctions imposed over the Ukraine conflict.