Although a decade has passed, the repercussions from the 2003 Yukos Affair are still being felt in Russia . On Tuesday, a court in The Hague ordered Russia to pay several ex-Yukos shareholders $50 billion and stated that the Russian government had launched "a full-scale attack on Yukos and its owners with the aim of bankrupting the company." The most recognizable figure from the Yukos Affair is the former head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who served more than ten years in jail for embezzlement and tax fraud. He was subsequently pardoned by Russian president, Vladimir Putin, shortly before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
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