Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was freed by a presidential pardon after spending 10 years in jail, has arrived in Berlin where he reunited with his family.
The 50-year-old, who was once Russia's richest man, was pictured greeting well-wishers and former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher on the tarmac after landing on a private jet.
His son Pavel Khodorkovsky tweeted a picture of him in Germany:
President Vladimir Putin announced the pardon yesterday and said he was acting out of "principles of humanity" because Khodorkovsky's mother was ill. His release gave a brief lift to the stock market.
A Russian government source told Reuters that freeing the country's best-known and potentially most powerful critic could deflect international complaints about Putin's human rights record before the Winter Olympics in Sochi in seven week's time.
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