10. In his first interview, Khodorkovsky told the Russian opposition magazine New Times that he intended to return to Russia, though only after the Supreme Court annulled a $500 million lawsuit related to the first of his two convictions in 2005.
11. “One of the first things he did was get hold of an iPhone and an iPad and start learning. He couldn’t wait. He had read about them in prison but never seen one,” Pavel Khodorkovsky told the Daily Telegraph.
15. Asked if he could forgive Putin, who is believed to have personally ordered his prosecution, Khodorkovsky said, “I was playing a tough game. But they didn’t touch my family, which let me be less emotional and more pragmatic toward Putin.”
16. “A power struggle isn’t my thing,” Khodorkovsky said, when asked if he had plans to return to business or politics. He said he would devote himself to freeing political prisoners in Russia and elsewhere.