Freed Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris told ITV News' Libby Wiener that freeing protesters and journalists arrested during Arctic protests was "the easy way out for Russia" before the winter Olympics kick off.
Harris described the prison she was held in as "disgusting", adding: "I can't believe people spend years there before going for trial. As human beings we don't deserve that."
Russia releases all six of the Britons detained during a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling, days after dropping piracy charges.
Five of the six British people held in Russia over a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic are heading back to the UK.