Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Russian exile and associate of Putin critic is found dead in London

Boris Berezovsky GETTYMr Berezovsky who as an outspoken Putin critic was found dead in Berkshire in 2013
Kenny Thornton | 13 March, 2018, 20:39

Sergei Skripal was poisoned along with his daughter.

A former senior Russian executive linked to late Kremlin opponent Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in London in unexplained circumstances, British and Russian media reported on Tuesday (Mar 13).

The Met did not name Glushkov, but confirmed they were investigating the death of a man in his 60s in the Kingston borough, which was being treated as unexplained.

They added there is no evidence to suggest the death is linked to the incident in Salisbury, where a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with nerve agent which the United Kingdom government believes came from Russia.

Counter-terrorism police are leading investigations "as a precaution" although there is no suggestion that Mr Glushkov's death is linked to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Scribal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

Glushkov, whose body was found last night at home in New Malden, South West London, had been caged for five years for money laundering while deputy director of Aeroflot.

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Counter-terror police are examining the death of a Russian businessman in London, believed to be Nikolai Glushkov.

Reports in British and Russian media say Glushkov, who was 68, was found dead at his home in southwest London. An inquest failed to determine whether he had killed himself or died from foul play.

Berezovsky, a powerful oligarch and one-time supporter of Putin who turned against his former protege, was found hanged in a bathroom at his home outside London in 2013.

Glushkov worked in the 1990s for the state airline Aeroflot and Berezovsky's LogoVAZ vehicle company, according to media reports. In 2004, he was sentenced to three years and three months in prison, but released because of time served before and during his trial.

In 2017, a Moscow court reviewed Glushkov's case and sentenced him in absentia to eight years for embezzling more than US$122 million from Aeroflot.

It said Russian Federation had sought his extradition in 2015 "for committing a number of severe financial offences on the territory of Russian Federation", but the British government refused.

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