2. Zoom in on former top executives of oil company Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, shaking hands behind glass in courtroom
3. Close-up of Khodorkovsky behind glass
FILE: Moscow, Russia - 27 October 2010
4. Pan of Khodorkovsky entering court room followed by Lebedev
5. Close-up of Lebedev
6. Cutaway of photographers
7. Wide of Khodorkovsky and Lebedev behind glass in court
8. Pan from Khodorkovsky to Lebedev
London, UK - 28 July 2014
9. Wide of news conference held by GML Limited, holding company for Yukos's former main shareholders
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Tim Osborne, GML executive director:
"The (arbitral) tribunal, in the final awards, specifically and unanimously confirm that, in their view, the attacks by the Russian Federation on Yukos Oil Company, its founders - including Mikhail Khodorkovsky - and its employees, were politically motivated, and that the primary objective of the Russian Federation was not to collect taxes but rather to bankrupt Yukos and expropriate its underlying assets for the benefit of the state in the guise of Rosneft."
"Today is a great day for the rule of law. A superpower like Russia has been unanimously held accountable for its violation of international law by an independent arbitral tribunal of the highest possible repute."
Moscow, Russian - 28 July 2014
13. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arriving for news conference
"You said it yourselves that the trial is not over yet and appeals are to follow. The Russian side and the government departments representing Russia at this trial will certainly use all possible legal means to defend their position"
Berlin, Germany - 22 December 2013
15. Various of Khodorkovsky appearing at news conference at Checkpoint Charlie museum two days after he was freed from a Russian prison
An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over 50 billion US dollars in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct oil producer Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago.
In one of the largest arbitration cases ever, a subsidiary for GML Limited, once the biggest shareholder in the Yukos Oil Company, had sought 103.5 billion US dollars from Russia.
The Russian government under President Vladimir Putin in 2003 levelled massive tax claims against Yukos, then Russia's largest oil company owned by the country's richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Russia imprisoned Khodorkovsky and seized the company's assets when they couldn't pay.
The move was widely seen as retaliation for Khodorkovsky's support for opposition political parties.
Russia says it was merely seeking payment for back taxes and penalties that Yukos evaded in the period 2000-2003.
Yukos shareholders received no compensation for that.
GML, formerly Group Menetap Limited, said the Permanent Court of Arbitration's ruling found Russia had sought to bankrupt Yukos and appropriate its assets and that it was determined to do whatever was necessary to achieve this purpose.
GML's executive director, Tim Osborne, said at a news conference in London that the decision showed Russia's campaign against Yukos had been "politically motivated".
Emmanuel Gaillard, one of GML's lawyers, said that "today is a great day for the rule of law".
"A superpower like Russia has been unanimously held accountable for its violation of international law by an independent arbitral tribunal of the highest possible repute," he said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, commenting earlier on Monday, said Russia will be appealing against the ruling.
"Authorities who are representing Russia in this trial will use all possible legal means to defend their position," Lavrov said.
The ruling adds to tensions between Russia and the international community at a time when relations are at their lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War.
Following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, the US and European Union are debating further economic sanctions against Moscow because of its support for rebels suspected of launching the attack.
Khodorkovsky spent ten years in prison before he was pardoned by Putin in December last year.
He has said he is not party to the case and is not interested in its outcome.