In London, a close associate of Boris Berezovsky, Nikolai Glushkov, has died. “There were signs of strangulation on Mr. Glushkov’s neck: it was probably a murder, but it’s not clear yet – there is an investigation taking place” – write sources from Vedomosti. (Russian paper)
In Russia, Nikolai Glushkov was accused of fraud and money laundering during the period when he was deputy head of LogoVAZ and Aeroflot airlines. In 2017, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison, but at that time he was already living in London, where he obtained political asylum.
The poisoning of former Colonel of the GRU Sergei Skripal in the UK, has drawn attention to another 14 suspicious deaths, including the death of a number of people from the close circle of Berezovsky. As a reminder, Berezovsky was an oligarch of the 1990s, who personally funded Chechen rebels in order to divide the country and obtain power. Having gained asylum in Britain, he often criticised the position of Vladimir Putin. In 2013, he is said to have committed suicide in his London mansion.