Russian Nokolai Glushkov found dead in London

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2018

Nikolai Glushkov was found dead by family and friends at his home in London on Monday, The Guardian reported.

The 68-year-old was a close associate of the late tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who died at his ex-wife's Berkshire home in 2013. The cause of death is still unknown.

The latest death of a Russian exile in the United Kingdom follows nerve gas attacks on former a Russian spy in Salisbury last week.

Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the attack, but the British government is crying foul. The incident is in many ways reminiscent to the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed with polonium, a highly radioactive isotope, a little over a decade ago.

Glushkov was a former exmployee of the Russian airline Aeroflot, and an ally of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky.

When the oligarch Berezovsky clashed with Vladimir Putin in 1999, he fled to the United Kingdom and obtained political asylum.

Glushkov was subsequently charged with money laundering and fraud and served five years in jail in Russian Federation.

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

He denied all the charges against him.

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