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The media have flocked to Hotel Adlon in Berlin. That's where former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is thought to be. He was jailed for a decade in Russian prisons for challenging President Vladimir Putin. But on Friday, Khodorkovsky was unexpectedly freed by a Presidential pardon from Putin himself. He hastily flew to Germany to reunite with family, and on Saturday, gave his first interview since his release to a Russian magazine which published these photos. In Moscow, former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov - a prominent opposition leader -- thinks the secretive nature of the prison release was likely Putin's idea. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) FORMER RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER MIKHAIL KASYANOV, SAYING: "He flew to Germany immediately, without even traveling to St.Petersburg or Moscow, to his home….It means he is in a forced political emigration. How long will it last for? We have to see how the situation develops." Kasyanov thinks the release