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Putin Frees Former Oil Tycoon

Mikhael Khodorkovsky is a free man for the first time in 10 years. Russia's former oil tycoon was released immediately from a prison camp following Vladimir Putin's pardon Friday morning. He's now in Germany. Khodorkovsky is Russia's most famous prisoner and one of Putin’s biggest political enemies. The pardon of Khodorkovsky, the former chief executive of Yukos Oil, was surprising since officials said they were preparing additional criminal charges against him just two weeks ago.