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Pardoned tycoon trumpets Sochi

Updated: December 22, 2013, 1:48 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky says the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi are a "celebration of sport" that should not be damaged.

The former oil tycoon spent 10 years in jail on what the West considers trumped-up political charges by President Vladimir Putin's government.

He was pardoned Friday and flew to Berlin.

At a Berlin news conference Sunday, Khodorkovsky made clear that he isn't advocating a boycott of the Sochi Olympics. However, he also said the event "should not ...

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