Former Yukos Oil Co. owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Former Yukos Oil Co. owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky

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President Vladimir Putin should free imprisoned former Yukos Oil Co. owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky as part of an amnesty for people convicted of economic crimes, said Boris Titov, appointed by the Russian leader yesterday as the country’s commissioner for business rights.