Russian exile linked to former oligarch found dead with 'traces of strangulation'

14 March, 2018, 05:59 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead in his home in London

Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian businessman the United Kingdom refused to extradite to Russia on fraud changes, has died in his London home, his Russian lawyer Andrei Borovkov told the Echo Moscow radio station Tuesday.

The report comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May said it's "highly likely" Russia was responsible for the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the United Kingdom earlier this month.

One of his friends, the newspaper editor Damian Kudryavtsev, posted the news on his Facebook page.

Berezovsky was found dead at home in 2013, an incident which had some hallmarks of suicide, but which Gluskhov was adamant was politically motivated.

The Metropolitan Police said they have assigned counter-terror officers to investigate the death "because of associations [Glushkov] is believed to have had".

Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was reportedly found by his family and friends at his house in New Malden, London and they summoned an ambulance at 10:46pm. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said police and the domestic security service will look into 14 deaths in Britain that might be linked to Russian Federation.

He was a deputy CEO in a number of Russian companies, including Aeroflot, Russia's largest airline.

He said: "I'm definite Boris was killed". In 1999, as Berezovsky fell out with Vladimir Putin and fled to the UK, Glushkov was charged with money-laundering and fraud.

'I have quite different information from what is being published in the media'.

The victim is believed to be Nikolai Glushkov, who claimed political asylum in the United Kingdom after being convicted of fraud, the BBC reports.

Billionaire and business oligarch Berezovsky later ran afoul of the Kremlin when he publicly denounced Putin and brought a lawsuit against his ally, fellow billionaire Roman Abramovich.

"Boris was strangled. Either he did it himself or with the help of someone. Too many deaths [of Russian exiles] have been happening", he told the Guardian.

The reason behind Glushkov " s death is yet to be made public.

Glushkov was a friend of Berezovsky and argued publicly that he believed the exiled tycoon had been murdered. In March 2017, he was sentenced to eight years in prison in absentia for stealing $123 million from Aeroflot in Moscow.

May told the parliament that Russia's ambassador in London had been summoned to explain whether it was "a direct action by the Russian state" or the result of it "losing control" of its stock of nerve agents.


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