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May 1, 2009

Who could resist such an entreaty?

FROM: xxxxxx
SUBJECT: Honest Partnership Needed
DATE: May 1, 2009 7:34:41 PM EDT
Reply-to: xxxxx

HELLO,
We on behalf of the Committee to Free Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky & Platon Lebedev wish to propose
a business transaction worth $46M from Yukos Oil Russia.We seek your partnership in the transfer
of this amount out of russian for the eventual investment under your supervision
in your country.You can read more details of this deal on this link below.

https://www.xxxxx.com
https://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/platon_lebedev/index.html
For more details please reply to:

xxxxx@xxx.com

But how did they know to contact me?

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.