Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky reunites with son

The Punch
Saturday 21st December, 2013

Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been reunited with his son after being freed from jail. A spokesman for Khodorkovsky confirmed the reunion as he spent his first night of freedom in a decade, at a hotel in the German capital Berlin. Olga Pispanen said the 50-year-old’s parents are about to fly from Moscow to Berlin to see him. President Vladimir Putin surprised Russians this week by announcing a pardon for Khodorkovsky. Khodorkovsky, the former head of the now defunct oil giant Yukos and once Russia’s richest man, had once been a vocal critic of Mr Putin and u…

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