Art History in the News: The Trial, Part Two (The Economist)

 

 

http://www.economist.com/node/15959468.

“HANDCUFFED to his prison guard, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once boss of the Russian oil giant Yukos, is greeted with spontaneous applause as he is escorted into a bulletproof glass cage with his former business partner, Platon Lebedev. Since the second trial of the two men began a year ago, writers, actors, politicians, diplomats and journalists have all flocked to the small courtroom. Now that Mr Khodorkovsky has begun to give evidence, the benches there have become the hottest seats in town. “

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