Senator Sam Brownback, Chairman
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
July 11, 2005
HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD BRIEFING ON IMPACT OF "YUKOS AFFAIR" ON RUSSIAN BUSINESS
(Washington) - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a briefing on the political and business implications of the prosecution and imprisonment of Russian Yukos Oil Chairman and CEO, Mikhail Khodorkovsky:
THE “YUKOS AFFAIR” AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR
POLITICS AND BUSINESS IN RUSSIA
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
192 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The featured panelist will be:
Mr. Leonid Nevzlin
Sometime business partner and friend of former Yukos Oil Chairman, Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Mr. Peter Roudik
Senior Foreign Law Expert, Congressional Research Service
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.
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