Khodorkovsky resigned as Chairman of the movement “Open Russia”

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has resigned as Chairman of the movement “Open Russia”. A message posted on the organization’s website.

This statement by the former head of Yukos was made on Saturday, April 15, at the conference of the movement in Tallinn. His successor will be chosen at the next meeting of the members of the organization.

The report also stresses that the Council will also be elected. Some delegates withdrew from the nomination of their candidates for the new term.

It is noted that some members of the “Open Russia” has not got to the conference in Tallinn. Thus, the representative from Udmurt Republic, seized the international passport of the head of Department in Tatarstan were searched, and regional of coordinator was taken to court for participating in the campaign “We are for Putin”.

The organization “Open Russia” appeared in 2001, its founders were the shareholders of the YUKOS oil company, Chairman of the Board Mikhail Khodorkovsky. In 2006, it ceased operations after the seizure of all accounts. The movement resumed its activities in November 2016, when Helsinki hosted the founding conference. “Open Russia” was again headed by Khodorkovsky.