The notion for some is that Russia is the new wild, wild, west. An entrepreneurial hotbed. Far from it. Russia is being run by corrupt politicians and hooligans. We don’t need to be friends with them.
Browder made a fortune in Russia, in the process uncovering, he says, incredible amounts of fraud and corruption. When he tried to report it to authorities, the government kicked him out of the country and, he alleges, tortured and killed the lawyer he was working with.