Vladimir Putin is making headlines once again. He’s just pardoned the most famous prisoner in the country Mikhail Kohdorkovski, once the richest man in Russia. After 10 years in a labour camp in Siberia, he's been released and has now left for Germany. So, is this a warm display of clemency from the Russian President, or a cynical attempt to appease the international community ahead of the Sotchi Olympic games?
Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christohper Davis
Paris Bureau Chief, The Daily Beast
Former France 2 TV Senior Correspondent
Ammar ABD RABBO
Journalist, Author of "Au cœur du pouvoir russe, enquête sur l'empire Poutine" (At the heart of Russian power: Investigation into Putin’s empire)