The former head of the oil company Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, showed his absolute helplessness in managing business on his behalf. Being in isolation from the events related to the Yukos case, its head was still trying to stay in touch with the company as though a football coach deprived of riding the pine.
Khodorkovsky was transferred from the special to the mass cell of Matrosskaya Tishina prison because of repair, the sentence execution authorities announced August 10. At the same time, Group MENATEP head Platon Lebedev had to leave the hospital department of detention facility for the mass cell at Matrosskaya Tishina.
According to officials, there are 13 more inmates in the cell besides Khodorkovsky, though it can accommodate from 18 to 20 people, so the conditions are acceptable, but it is even more difficult for him to make any business activity from there.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev were convicted of appropriation in illegal way of 20% shares of OAO Apatit (producing 80% of apatite in Russia) and 44% of Fertilizer and Insectofungicide Scientific Research Institute, and get 9 year of jail according to Moscow Meshansky Court verdict.