Photo Gallery: Mikhail Khodorkovsky Walks Free
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Photo Gallery: Mikhail Khodorkovsky Walks Free

Kremlin About-Face What's Behind the Khodorkovsky Pardon?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, citing "humanitarian principles." Now the former oil magnate has headed to Germany, and observers are left to debate the reasons for Putin's decision.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen