Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Police Investigating Death Of Russian In London

Police Investigating Death Of Russian In London

Another Russian exile living in London was found dead late Monday night, just a little more than a week since a former Kremlin spy and his daughter were poisoned.

Glushkov said: "You have the deaths of Boris and Badri over a short period of time".

But there was "no evidence", it said, "to suggest a link to the incident in Salisbury", adding that the death is being treated as "unexplained".

Lawyer Andrei Borovkov told Russian media outlets that his client, Nikolai Glushkov, has died, but said he was unaware of the time and circumstances.

Counter-terrorism police are leading investigations "as a precaution" although there is no suggestion that Mr Glushkov's death is linked to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Scribal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

Mr Glushkov was discovered by his family and friends at his house in New Maldon, in London's south-west, late on Monday night, aged 68, the Guardian said.

The man has been identified, but not formally.

PUTIN critic Nikolai Glushkov feared being on a Russian hit-list five years before he was found dead with "strangulation marks" on his neck. An inquest failed to establish if he had committed suicide or died from foul play.

Glushkov worked in the 1990s for the state airline Aeroflot and Berezovsky's LogoVAZ vehicle company, according to media reports.

He was arrested in 1999 and put on trial for embezzling US$7 million from Aeroflot.

Last year, Glushkov appeared on a list published by the Russian Embassy in London of Russians wanted for serious crimes whom the United Kingdom had refused to extradite. In 2004, he was sentenced to three years and three months behind bars but was released in the courtroom having served the term in custody.

Glushkov received political asylum in Britain after serving five years in prison in Russian Federation for money laundering and fraud, the Guardian newspaper reported.

It said Russian Federation had sought his extradition in 2015 "for committing a number of severe financial offences on the territory of Russian Federation", but the British government refused.

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