Dec. 21 - The parents of freed former oil tycoon and Putin critic Mikhail Khordorkovsky meet their son at a Berlin hotel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) 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 father, Boris, was seen entering the Adlon Hotel where Khordorkovsky was staying after flying in, while his mother was later seen reunited with her son in a still image. His son Pavel Khodorkovsky earlier flew in from the United States to meet the dissident.