Moscow residents react to news of Khodorkovsky pardon
Former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is due to be released from jail following a pardon from Russian President Vladimir Putin, officials say.
Khodorkovsky - in custody for a decade - was jailed for tax evasion and theft after funding opposition parties.
Critics of President Putin saw it as a political trial, a consequence of challenging his unwritten rule that oligarchs should stay out of politics.
People on the streets of Moscow gave their reaction to the news.
20 Dec 2013
- From the section Europe