BBC:BOTTOM-LINE: "... Rosneft, Russia's state oil company..."
Yukos, once Russia's biggest oil company, has now ceased to exist.
A simple entry on Russia's State Companies Register on Thursday marked the company's liquidation.
The final move in the firm's history, it comes four years after its founder and former owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested on tax evasion charges.
It's been one of the most controversial stories to have emerged from Vladimir Putin's Russia, and is seen by many as a key turning point in his rule.
Russia's Federal Tax Service confirmed on Thursday that it had completed Yukos' bankruptcy procedure, and that the company has ceased to exist as a legal entity.
Its major assets have been transferred to Rosneft, Russia's state oil company, through a series of auctions involving what Mr Khodorkovsky's supporters allege were ghost companies.
The saga has been one of the defining stories of the Putin era.
REPEAT: "... Rosneft, Russia's state oil company..."
- THAT'S SOCIALISM FOLKS.
- PUTIN IS DOING WHAT CHAVEZ AND MUGABE AND BEFORE THEM LENIN, STALIN, HITLER, MUSSOLINI, MAO, AND POL POT DID: USE THE POWER OF THE STATE TO TAKE AWAY PRIVATE PROPERTY.
- FOR "THE COMMON GOOD" OF COURSE.
- HILLARY IS ESSENTIALLY NO DIFFERENT.