December 26, 2013
Thanks, Merkel, for Freeing Khodorkovsky
Yulia Latynina, Moscow Times
The Associated Press
Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has German Chancellor Angela Merkel to thank for his newfound freedom. She was the key figure who mediated with President Vladimir Putin over his early release. She personally requested that Putin pardon Khodorkovsky, and she also met with his mother.
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