U.S. Citizen Takes over Russian Oil Company

A Russian-born U.S. citizen is the new chief executive of Russian oil giant Yukos. Former CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky was jailed last month on charges of fraud and tax evasion. Russian officials are trying to calm American fears about Khodorvkosky's arrest, which critics describe as politically motivated. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.