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Russian State Assets Seized in Europe Over Yukos Case

Moscow has protested the seizure of Russian government assets in France and Belgium - a move taken to enforce a multi-billion-dollar judgment in a lawsuit filed by shareholders of Yukos, the now-defunct Russian oil company founded by tycoon-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Last July, the Permanent Court for Arbitration in The Hague ordered Russia to pay $50 billion to former Yukos shareholders, including Khodorkovsky, who charged that the government had used tax claims to destroy...

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