News Russian authorities to launch probe into death of Hermitage Capital lawyer By Catrin Griffiths 25 November 2009 10:33 13 December 2015 17:50 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 26 November 2009 at 14:15 Well, the lesson is obvious and this is not the 1st time it is taught: don’t invest in Russia! Potential profits may be great but risks, financial and personal, are greater. No need to invest there either. Plenty of decent alternatives, e.g. China. Not the most orderly jurisdiction either but at least with some standards. While Russia is completely lawless. And we all know what to think of Medvedev’s examinations. I bet 1 year’s salary on the outcome. Reply Link Anonymous 26 November 2009 at 15:21 This is tragic, but it’s not out of the blue. Vasiliy Aleksanyan’s treatment at the hands of the Russian prison authorities has been just as bad. He was a lawyer/ VP at Yukos and was arrested for the same thing, tax evasion. Despite getting ill with HIV and becoming almost blind he was still held on remand without trial. The Human Rights court even said he should be released and found that Russia had violated the convention. He’s out on bail now but to put someone in his condition through what he went through isn’t right. These were two really high profile cases too. God knows what else is going on that we don’t hear about. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.