Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Oligarchs Battle in Court

LONDON — The British Court of Appeal gave the go-ahead Wednesday for self-exiled tycoon Boris Berezovsky to sue fellow oligarch and former business associate Roman Abramovich.

The court upheld an earlier court ruling, blocking a bid by Abramovich to have the case thrown out. Berezovsky's £2 billion ($3.3 billion) lawsuit claims Abramovich used "threats and intimidation" to force him to sell shares in Sibneft at a fraction of their value.

The men are former business partners and both now live in London. Abramovich sold Sibneft to Gazprom in a multibillion-dollar deal in 2005.


… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more