Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead in London

Lester Mason
March 13, 2018

The 68-year-old Glushkov was a businessman in Russian Federation after the fall of Communism and had been a close associate of oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who was forced to flee Moscow after falling out with Vladimir Putin.

A tribute to Glushkov was posted on Facebook by his friend, the newspaper editor Damian Kudryavtsev.

A Russian exile, Nikolai Glushkov has been found dead at his home in London just over a week after a nerve attack on a former double agent.

Police were quick to suggest there is now no evidence to link the death to events in Salisbury, where the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a weapons-grade nerve agent that was only ever produced in Russian Federation. Whilst we believe we know the identity of the deceased, formal identification is yet to take place. Too many bodies are happening. "If there is a change in the status of the investigation, an update will be provided", the Met said.

Nikolai Glushkov had close to ties to Boris Berezovsky.

In 2011, Glushkov gave evidence at the court case brought by Berezovsky against his fellow oligarch Roman Abramovich, who remained on good terms with the Kremlin, the Guardian reported. Police said he committed suicide but Glushkov told The Guardian in 2013 that he suspected foul play.

In March 2013, Berezovsky was found hanged in his ex-wife's home.

Police said he killed himself, but his friends were less certain and a coroner recorded an open verdict.

In 2017, during a trial in absentia in Russia, Glushkov was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $123m from Aeroflot.

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