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Khodorkovsky and family arrive for first news conference since release

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Freed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his family arrived at the Berlin Wall Museum on Sunday ahead of the first news conference of the Putin critic after his release from a prison near the Arctic Circle on Friday.

Khodorkovsky, pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin after 10 years in jail, said in remarks published on Sunday that he would not go into politics or seek to regain assets of his former oil company, Yukos.

Khodorkovsky said that there were no conditions attached to his release and that he had made no admission of guilt in asking Putin for a pardon.

He told the Russian magazine The New Times in a taped interview, excerpts of which were shown online, that he does not intend to get involved in politics nor to fight for the return of his assets. He said he told Putin that in a letter sent with his pardon request.

Once Russia's richest man, Khodorkovsky had been in jail since his arrest in 2003 on f

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