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Russian businessman and close associate of Boris Berezovsky found dead in Britain, lawyer says


A close associate of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in Britain, it has been reported. 

Nikolai Glushkov, a former deputy director of Aeroflot, died at the age of 69, Russia’s Business FM radio station said, citing his lawyer. 

The lawyer, Andrei Borovkov, did not mention a cause of death. Mr Glushkov, a close ally of Mr Berezovsky, was twice charged with fraud in Russia.

Mr Berezovsky was once one of the most powerful businessmen in Russia and was instrumental in Vladimir Putin’s rise to power in 1999.

He later fell out with the Russian president and fled to London in 2000, where he became one of Mr Putin’s most outspoken critics. 

Mr Berezovsky was found hanged in his Berkshire home in 2013 in an apparent suicide.

Police said a post-mortem showed no sign of a violent struggle and an inquest recorded an open verdict.

Mr Glushkov left Russia after a Moscow court sentenced him to a two-year suspended sentence for fraud in 2006. 

In March last year, he was handed a second eight-year sentence in absentia and a one million Russian Ruble fine for allegedly defrauding Aeroflot of $122 million during his tenure as finance director there in the late 1990s.

Mr Glushkov denied all the charges against him.

In 2016, he told Russian media that Aeroflot was attempting to sue him in a civil case in the High Court in London. 



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