Mikhail Khodorkovsky
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Khodorkovsky on Putin: 'They were humane about my family'

22 December 2013 Last updated at 13:51 GMT

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has reacted philosophically when asked about his personal feelings towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The former oil tycoon was released from prison on Friday after serving 10 years for fraud and tax evasion.

"I've always understood that the games that people play are really tough games...

"I didn't have to be out-of-proportion emotional about this because I realised that my family wasn't suffering, that they were humane about my family".