Tycoon calls in global help

Jailed former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is ­using three PR agencies for a global media relations and lobbying offensive.

Khodorkovsky: Russian tycoon
Khodorkovsky: Russian tycoon

Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man, has gone on trial at a court in Moscow on new charges of embezzlement and money laundering. His family has said the new charges are politically motivated and absurd.

Tetra Strategy is working on global media relations, it emerged this week. The agency confirmed it had been ­appointed, saying it wanted to achieve ‘a robust and well-co-ordinated stream of media activity’. Tetra will also oversee UK lobbying efforts, while Burson-Marsteller and APCO are believed to be lobbying for Khodorkovsky in Europe and the US respectively.

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