Dec. 21 - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is reunited with family members in Berlin, a day after he was released from a decade-long jail term. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was reunited with family members in Berlin on Saturday, a day after he was released from a decade-long jail term during which he became one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics. Khodorkovsky, 50, was released from a remote prison near the Arctic Circle on Friday after Putin pardoned him with the stroke of a pen. He immediately flew to Berlin, where his relatives arrived on Saturday. Khodorkovsky's elderly parents, Marina and Boris, also flew in and were reunited with their son, hugging him emotionally after stepping out of the car which delivered them to his hotel.