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MOSCOW - In a few breathtaking hours, one-time oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky went from being a prisoner locked away for a decade in the remote depths of northern Russia to being a free man in Berlin. As he sped between those extremes, questions trailed behind.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday to pardon jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Here's a look at Khodorkovsky, the implications of his imprisonment and his impending release:
MOSCOW - In a surprise decision, President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned, a move that will see his top foe and Russia's onetime richest man freed after more than a decade in prison.
MOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.