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Khodorkovsky leaves Russia for Germany after release

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Russian Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky flew to Germany on Friday on being released from prison after receiving a pardon, the prison service said. 

Combination of two file pictures shows Mikhail Khodorkovsky during his trials in Moscow on December 23, 2003 (R), and on June 3, 2011 (L)

"Upon his release, Khodorkovsky made a personal request to obtain documents to travel abroad," the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment (FSIN) said in an official statement posted on its website.

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