Putin says he will pardon Yukos oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

By Isabel Gorst, Kathy Lally, December 19, 2013

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he intends to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, his country’s most famous political prisoner, in a broad amnesty that comes just weeks before the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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