10 of March, 2014 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian ex – businessman has filed documents to obtain permanent residency in Switzerland. This was officially reported by its representative Werner Seppi.
Also Werner Sappi reported that Khodorkovsky love this country and he plans to settle in Switzerland. Other information relating to the future residence of Khodorkovsky, the representative refused to disclose. Local media of Switzerland reported that the former businessman and his family settled in Montreux.
However, Sappi said that Khodorkovsky has no plans to get Swiss citizenship.
How he freed Khodorkovsky
December 19, 2013, Vladimir Putin announced that Khodorkovsky had appealed to him for clemency. The next day (December 20) Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about pardon of the businessman. On the same day Khodorkovsky was released.
Ex – businessman immediately flew to Germany. Later he moved to Switzerland, where he has a family.
In General, the former head of Yukos had been in prison for over ten years. The imprisonment of Khodorkovsky was due to expire in August 2014.