Khodorkovsky: ‘You know, I am myself an adrenalin junkie

Khodorkovsky: ‘You know, I am myself an adrenalin junkie

Khodorkovsky: ‘You know, I am myself an adrenalin junkie Khodorkovsky could not intelligibly explain to the newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ why he had sent journalists O. Djemal, A. Rastorguyev, and K. Radchenko to a deathful mission. What happened on August 2, 2018. To know the details:

Five years ago, on August 2, 2018, on the website Inopressa a translation of the interview of the tax trickster was published which he had given to the newspaper ‘The Washington Post.’

(See "The tycoon in exile who financed the murdered journalists says he will continue to invest millions in independent Russian journalism")

This American publication decided to get from this ‘Russian oil baron in exile’ a commentary about the death of the Russian journalists Okhran Djemal, Alexander Rastorguyev, and Kirill Radchenko who went to the Central African Republic to make a film on the assignment of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. However, instead of intelligible answers, the journalist heard from Khodorkovsky a kind of ‘adrenalin’ drivel.

(See: «Q&A: Exiled Russian oil tycoon who backed reporters killed in Africa says he’ll keep pouring millions into independent Russian journalism», The Washington Post, by Anton Troianovski, 01.08.1918)

However, the purpose of that trip of these journalists to the Central African Republic Khodorkovsky explained by his vision of the ‘danger’, which, from the point of view of Khodorkovsky, stemmed from 'nontransparent mercenary’ structures. ‘Tomorrow, they can be used to deal with things inside Russia using nongovernmental hands. That’s why I gave the approval to make this film.’

The reporter of this publication found such an indistinct answer rather detailed and comprehensive. But then the conversation went along an astounding ‘hallucinogenic’ way.

Instead of compassion and condolences – adrenalin drivel of the oil trickster

‘How do you see the balance between funding investigative journalism on the one hand and the risks faced by the people carrying out that journalism on the other hand?

You know, I’m an adrenalin junkie myself. My favorite sport used to be rock climbing because there's is not enough adrenalin otherwise. So I understand people who live on adrenalin very well. Such people are in demand in a profession as dangerous as investigative journalism. It’s clear that if they don’t find a job in this area, they will get their adrenalin in other areas. This is a civically beneficial path to fulfillment for people who live on adrenalin. Of course, it’s very important that these people be professional.

Before working in the oil industry, I worked as an apprentice at factories for munitions and explosives. This was a profession I liked because it gave me that adrenalin. Well, so – someone has to carry out that work (Sighs). Yes, it was also a risk. Factories blew up from time to time. (Sighs). Well – what can we do? What can you do? One must make sure one does all one can to prevent such things from happening. But on the other hand, you can never make sure you are completely safe.’

Thus Mikhail Khodorkovsky, ‘sighing’ about the three journalists who died on July 31, 2018, turned a usual student practical training into a dangerous work ‘of the apprentice at factories for munitions and explosives.’

Apparently, from such fantasies, Khodorkovsky also becomes an adrenalin charge of energy, points out the web publication ‘’

(See the previous text "The Court considers Nevzlin extremely dangerous...". The fugitive Leonid Nevzlin is the organizer of contract murders and assassination attempts. What happened on August 1, 2006, 2007, 2008".)


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