MOSCOW. November 10 - Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, currently serving an eight-year prison sentence, has said he does not plan to engage in business or to leave Russia upon his release.
"I will not engage in business nor will I leave Russia. By sending me to prison and depriving me of my property, the authorities have forced me to become an active participant in the social and political life of this country," Khodorkovsky said in an interview with Politique Internationale. The interview was posted on Khodorkovsky`s press center`s website.
"I will dedicate my life to helping Russia take a worthy place in the world. I have launched many charities and social projects. This is what I will continue to do upon my release," he said.