Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released from prison

The former head of Yukos is heading to Germany, where his mother is currently under medical treatment
An hour later, after the announcement of Vladimir Putin signed an executive order to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky FPS said that the former head of Yukos' released from further serving the sentence of imprisonment. " He had already left the colony and flies to Germany, where he is receiving treatment, his mother Marina Khodorkovsky.

"With the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky sent a personal request to process their documents for traveling abroad. After his release, he left the Federal Republic of Germany, where his mother is being treated. We emphasize that the flight took place at his request and for an exit visa issued on his personal conversion ", - reported in the FSIN.

December 19 after a big press conference, Vladimir Putin, saying that in the near future to satisfy the petition for pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, he said: "It refers to a humanitarian cause. He's sick mother. I decided that, bearing in mind these circumstances, it is necessary to make a decision, and the decree on his pardon "will be signed in the near future.
The presidential decree to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky:

"of Guidelinesvuyas principles of humanity, I hereby decree:

1. pardoned convict Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky, born in 1963, a native of Moscow, freeing him from further serving the sentence of imprisonment.

2. This Decree shall enter into force on the day of its signing. "

As Mikhail Khodorkovsky gave a pardon

December 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he would sign a decree to pardon former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky. According to the official version, Mr. Khodorkovsky appealed to him because of the serious illness of his mother. Since this treatment is automatically imply recognition of the legitimacy of judicial acts made against him, Khodorkovsky will not be able not only to achieve rehabilitation in Russia, but also, apparently, lost the fight for Yukos assets, which he could start abroad.

howthe market reacted to the pardon Khodorkovsky

Ready to meet President Vladimir Putin, petition for pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky had a positive impact on the Russian stock market. Within half an hour after the announcement of the domestic stock indices rose by 0.9%, and return to the values ​​of a month ago.