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Medvedev Orders Khodorkovsky Review as Putin Celebrates Win

Outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev ordered a review of guilty verdicts against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s wealthiest man, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin celebrated winning a new six-year Kremlin term.

Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika has until April 1 to complete the review of cases against Khodorkovsky, 48, and his business partner Platon Lebedev, the Kremlin press service said today in an e-mailed statement. The order also relates to 30 other criminal cases raised by opposition activists at a Feb. 20 meeting with Medvedev.