Russia Sells Yukos Assets to Little-Known Group

The Russian government announces the sale of many of the most valuable portions of the oil company Yukos, the firm built by embattled tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Critics of the move call it a mistake to dismantle the company once seen as the most Western-like business in Russia.

Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden, Stanford University professor David Victor, and Tim Osbourne, director of the holding company that owned a majority share of Yukos.

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