Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Russian exile found dead in UK in unexplained circumstances

Russian exile found dead in UK in unexplained circumstances

In the meantime, British police confirmed the death of a man "in his 60s" who lived in Clarence Avenue, New Malden, which was Glushkov's London residential address.

Nikolai Glushkov died in southwest London on Monday night. The cause of death is still unknown.

Glushkov, who has been an executive at state airline Aeroflot and also worked for Berezovsky's vehicle company LogoVAZ, followed and was granted asylum in 2010. Glushkov wasn't as fortunate; he served five years over money laundering and fraud, The Guardian reports, before following Berezovsky to England several years later.

He fled Russian Federation in 2010 and was given political asylum in Britain. In 2011, he gave evidence at the court case brought by Berezovsky against Kremlin-friendly oligarch Roman Abramovich.

Berezovsky accused Abramovich of cheating him out of $5bn (£3.2bn) and claimed they had been partners in the 1990s in an oil firm, Sibneft. Meanwhile, Berezovsky disappeared from public life. In 2013, he was found dead at his home. His friends were not so certain, with a coroner recording an open verdict.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper not long after Berezovsky's death, Glushkov said he believed he was also a target. "I'm definite Boris was killed".

'I have quite different information from what is being published in the media'. He was a deputy CEO in a number of Russian companies, including Aeroflot, Russia's largest airline. "Boris was strangled. Either he did it himself or with the help of someone".

His family feared he might have been murdered by enemies in Russian Federation, but British police and forensic experts concluded Berezovsky had committed suicide. Too many bodies are happening.

The exact circumstances are not yet clear, and police in London are treating the death as "unexplained" while they investigate further.

"You have the deaths of Boris and Badri over a short period of time". In 2013 Glushkov emailed a friend: "I have a lot of new facts that are of great interest".

He was thought to have been single, he had two grown-up children, Natasha - believed to live in the United Kingdom - and Dima, and an ex-wife in Moscow. Then, in March 2017, Glushkov was handed a second eight-year sentence in absentia and a one million Russian Rouble fine for allegedly defrauding Aeroflot of $122 million during his tenure as finance director there in the late 1990s.

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