Mikhail Khodorkovsky about his “possible” presidency:
I would not set myself such a task. I would not be interested in the idea of becoming the president of the Russian Federation at a time when the country would develop normally. But if it seems necessary to overcome the crisis and carry out constitutional reform, the main idea of which is connected with the redistribution of presidential power between the judiciary, parliament and civil society, then I would be ready to take on such work.
Khodorkovsky declared that he was “for the European way of Russia,” “for fair elections,” “for the supremacy of the law.”
Napoleonic plans ... It is strong to think about the desire to become the head of Russia, being at the same time over the hill. In the spirit of certain historical analogies.