Platon Lebedev, then jailed business partner of Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, looks out from the defendant's box during a court hearing to consider a request for parole in Velsk in ... more 
Platon Lebedev, then jailed business partner of Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, looks out from the defendant's box during a court hearing to consider a request for parole in Velsk in Arkhangelsk Region in this July 26, 2011 file photo. An international arbitration court ruled on July 28, 2014 that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin. Finding that Russian authorities had subjected Yukos to politically-motivated attacks, the panel made an award to a group of former Yukos shareholders that equates to more than half the entire fund Moscow has set aside to cover budget holes. The other four ultimate beneficial owners, each of whom owns an equal stake, are Lebedev, Mikhail Brudno, Vladimir Dubov and Vasilly Shaknovski. Russia, whose economy is on the brink of recession, said it would appeal the ruling by the Dutch-based panel, which judges private business disputes. It also said the "politically biased decision" was based on "current events" - an apparent reference to Moscow's dispute with the West over Ukraine. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/Files (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
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