Khodorkovsky said his group has a fundamentally different mission from WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Over the past three months, a handful of highly placed Russians have discovered their secrets seeping onto the web.Last week, Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's son during the 2016 presidential campaign, saw her ties to senior Russian government officials laid bare in an Associated Press investigation.The venue for these recent stories has been Khodorkovsky's new project, dubbed the "Dossier Center" and launched in November.Khodorkovsky said the center, which the exiled former energy executive is funding out of his own pocket, was born out of frustration with the inability of journalistic investigations to lead to real change in a Russia dominated by his foe, President Vladimir Putin.In any case, Khodorkovsky said his group has a fundamentally different mission than Julian Assange's radical transparency organization WikiLeaks.Khodorkovsky said the laser focus on Russia meant his group would avoid taking sides in American or European politics, even if it came across evidence of Russian government interference.The question is a fraught one for Khodorkovsky too.
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