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Nikolai Glushkov, Russian Exile Linked To A Putin Critic, Dies In London


Added 03-13-18 03:06:02pm EST - “The Metropolitan Police says that its counter-terrorism unit is handling the case "because of associations that the man is believed to have had."” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Nikolai Glushkov, Russian Exile Linked To A Putin Critic, Dies In London”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Police are investigating at a residential address in southwest London on Tuesday, where the body of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was found on Monday night. Glushkov, 68, was a close friend of former Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who was found dead in 2013. Eva Ryan/AP hide caption

Police are investigating at a residential address in southwest London on Tuesday, where the body of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was found on Monday night. Glushkov, 68, was a close friend of former Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who was found dead in 2013.

Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who was a close friend of a noted critic of President Vladimir Putin, has died from an "unexplained" cause in London, police say. The Metropolitan Police says that its counter-terrorism unit is handling the case "because of associations that the man is believed to have had."

Glushkov, 68, was a close friend of former Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who was found dead in 2013. At the time, an inquiry found he had hanged himself — but Glushkov publicly disputed the idea that his friend and former business ally would have killed himself.

As British media began reporting Glushkov's death, the police issued a statement saying, "An investigation is underway following the death of a man in his 60s in Kingston borough."

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