The Gist: Bill Browder on Putin’s Russia and Sergei Magnitsky.

How One Capitalist’s Adventures in Russia Landed Him on Putin’s Enemies List

How One Capitalist’s Adventures in Russia Landed Him on Putin’s Enemies List

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 3 2015 2:33 PM

Targeted by Putin

One investment fund manager tangled with the Russian leader and lived to tell the tale. His associates were not so lucky.

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The grave of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Andrey Smirnov/Getty.

Listen to Episode 228 of Slate’s The Gist:

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While Mike Pesca’s off hosting Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, we bring you two of our favorite segments from the past few months. Bill Browder tells the story of how he went from investing in Russian markets to fleeing the wrath of Vladimir Putin. He’s the author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. For the Spiel, we debut our new line of other NFL erotica.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.