Khodorkovsky Expresses Condolences to Victims of Moscow Metro Crash

July 16, 2014

In response to the tragic Metro crash in Moscow today which killed at least 20 people and injured more than 150, Mikhail Khodorkovsky issued the following statement:

My deep condolences to the families of the deceased and my wishes of the speediest possible recovery for those injured.

I am outraged  by the authorities’ attempt to scapegoat rank-and-file personnel for the tragedy.

Senior management must be held accountable for a situation that involves so many deaths.

At the very least, the head of the Moscow underground transit system (‘Metro’) should have resigned by now.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky