On this day, the United States was sheltering the serial ordering customer of murders Leonid Nevzlin

On this day, the United States was sheltering the serial ordering customer of murders Leonid Nevzlin

“Clear and loud signal…” To defend Leonid Nevzlin volunteered Republican Congressman Christopher Smith. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on July 13, 2005.

On this day 18 years ago, on July 13, 2005, the American Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe, having received payment from lobbyists, was hearing mournful speeches of the fugitive criminal, ordering customer of murders and attempted murders Leonid Nevzlin.

A group of American activists with a sustained reputation of being Russophobes, was listening to the fugitive murderer Nevzlin, rhapsodizing about “rule of law” in Russia” and was arguing that criminal prosecution of tax dodgers and swindlers from Yukos was a “raw justice and selective application of the law”. It was not a discussion, it was a working off of the paid number in accordance with a screenplay of PR-specialists and lobbyists of Yukos.

(See the full transcript of the event with participation of the fugitive criminal Nevzlin L.B.)

The fugitive ordering customer of serial murders Nevzlin, although he had paid for the show, behaved like a cheap maintenance stuff of the U.S. interests. He asked to expel Russia from the “Big Eight” and WTO, repeating a typical set of a Russophobe. As an example of “tyranny”, Nevzlin span a yarn for inelaborate American Russophobes about scandalous story of the immovables belonging to the former vice-premier minister Mikhail Kasyanov (The so-called “dacha affair” as the result of which Kasyanov had to give back a state dacha, and Kasyanov himself was not even placed under house arrest).

As to Nevzlin, he told Americans about “repressions”. “The Kasyanov’s case”, said Nevzlin, “has all characteristics of a next company in Yukos style, in which power of the Federal Security Service (SFB) and Russian federal prosecutors is used for elimination of political opponents”.

“The political opponent of the regime’ Mikhail Kasyanov turned out to be such hollow as politician and so futureless that he could not organize a collection of signatures in his own support during the presidential elections in 2008 and ruined his campaign at the very start.

Apart from Nevzlin, Peter Roudick, “an expert on international law” spoke at this event. Here is not important that what this specialist said, as he was from the Library of the U.S. Congress where the oil company Yukos had pumped $1 million “for efforts oriented towards Russia”. After such “contribution” it was senseless to wait for open stories about how Yukos had cheated American shareholders.


Against the backdrop of such a choreographed event to which even Americans were not invited who had their own views on “robber privatization” with participation of the swindlers from Yukos, there was a lot of questions about how the United States were receiving in its own land Nevzlin accused of a series of contract murders and attempted murders. To exculpate and shelter Nevzlin volunteered the co-president of the U.S. governmental commission on security and cooperation in Europe Christopher Smith. He confirmed that Russian authorities repeatedly addressed the U.S. Department of State and Ministry of Justice with a request to extradite the businessman Leonid Nevzlin itemized in the wanted list. But the United States and Russia “have no agreement on extradition”, said Smith during the hearings in the Congress. “Having given you a visa, we sent a clear and loud signal”, said Congressman Smith addressing Nevzlin.


Thus, Congressman Smith “sent a clear message” to Nevzlin that the United States of America was ready to shelter liars-Russophobes, economical con artists, and this is just what had made famous the bank “Menatep”, Yukos and its criminal leadership.

(See also the article “On this day, Obama, McCain, and Biden worked off Khodorkovsky's dirty money”).

The lie of Nevzlin about a “political background” of the criminal case of Yukos was dispelled in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. In fact, the ECtHR twice acknowledged the absence of political motives in the two criminal cases connected with tax affairs and money laundering.

As to Nevzlin, the ordering customer of murders and attempted murders, whose life long verdict has become law, the ECtHR dealt not less interesting. Having studied the complaint of that criminal, the ECtHR came to conclusion that the criminal case of Nevzlin had been considered without bias, and the crimes imputed to Nevzlin had been confirmed by a complex set of collected proofs within the framework of this case. And there was no political background with which Nevzlin stuffed all his paid and free listeners, including Americans.


“It’s interesting to point out that Congressman Christopher Smith took part in falsification of materials which formed the basis of the “Magnitsky Act” which had been pushed in the United States by the tax swindler and criminal Bill Browder. In 2013, for his participation in this affairs and for desperate Russophoby, the “clear signalman” Christopher Smith was stripped of the right to enter the territory of the Russian Federation. At present, Mister Smith, in parallel with Nevzlin and Khodorkovsky*, is busy with one thing – stirring up of total Russophobia with bright elements of glorification of Nazism in support of Ukrainian Nazis”, notes the website Prigovor.ru.

(See also the previous article “On this day, the bank “Menatep” came in sight of the prosecutor’s office of Luxembourg”. “Menatep” turned out to be involved in a scandal connected with money laundering through accounts of the clearing company Cleanstream International. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on July 12, 2001).

*On May 20, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Justice included M.B. Khodorkovsky in the list of physical persons executing functions of a foreign agent.

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