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Boris Berezovsky

Boris Abramovich Berezovsky is a Russian businessman, mathematician, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, who was accused of numerous crimes in Russia and sentenced to several years of imprisonment in absentia. Despite the fact that arrest warrant has been issued to Interpol by Russian and Brazilian authorities, Berezovsky is currently a political refugee in Britain, which so far has refused repeated extradition requests from Russia.
He is best known for his role as a Russian oligarch, media tycoon and infamous politician during the presidency of Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. He has been described by critics as the epitome of Russian "robber capitalism," but he denies having ever taken part in the violence and crime that tainted Russian business during that era. Berezovsky was at the height of his power in the later Yeltsin years, when he was deputy secretary of Russia's security council, a friend of Boris Yeltsin's daughter Tatyana Dyachenko, and a member of the Yeltsin inner circle, or "family".
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Guest post: who is Vladimir Putin?
2014-03-31
“Putin arrived at the famous oligarch meeting [in 2001] and figuratively dumped two bodies on the table – Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky [both of whom owned major TV stations]. Then he made his offer,” Stephen Jennings, the founder of ...
(FT.com (registration) (blog))
  1. Putin and Pyrrhic Victories

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Coroner rules Berezovsky's cause of death undetermined
2014-03-29
A Bloomberg report said former Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky's death has been recently ruled undetermined by a coroner, citing that the evidence had indicated potential foul play. Berezovsky, who is a staunch supporter of Russian President ...
(Lawyer Herald)
  1. British coroner records open verdict on Berezovsky death

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Boris Berezovsky inquest returns open verdict on death
2014-03-27
A coroner has recorded an open verdict on the death of Boris Berezovsky after hearing conflicting expert evidence about the way that the Russian oligarch was found hanged. Police said they found no evidence of foul play during an extensive ...
(The Guardian)
  1. Boris Berezovsky's daughter says she feared he had been poisoned
  2. Open verdict in Boris Berezovsky death amid claims Russian exile was murdered
  3. Coroner records open verdict into death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky

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Boris Berezovsky inquest: Tycoon 'feared he had been poisoned'
2014-03-27
The daughter of a Russian tycoon thought he had been poisoned in the days after he lost a legal fight with Roman Abramovich, an inquest has heard. Elizaveta Berezovskaya said her father Boris Berezovsky told her "something strange was happening to ...
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  1. Boris Berezovsky's daughter believed he was poisoned after Abramovich court ...
  2. Boris Berezovsky inquest continues

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L'oligarque russe Boris Berezovsky se serait bien pendu à Londres
2014-03-26
L'oligarque russe, ancien miliardaire et opposant à Vladimir Poutine en exil à Londres, Boris Berezovsky, se serait bien pendu dans sa salle de bains. La thèse est confirmée par son ex-garde du corps et son ex-assistant personnel, mais aussi par la police.
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  1. Royaume-Uni: 2 proches de Berezovski confirment la thèse du suicide
  2. L'ex-garde du corps de Berezovski confirme la thèse du suicide
  3. Mort suspecte en Russie: Boris Berezovski se serait bien suicidé

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Boris Berezovsky 'was depressed after court battle with Roman Abramovich'
2014-03-26
The Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky became deeply depressed and suicidal after losing a multibillion-pound court battle with the Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, an inquest has heard. The tycoon asked his son Artem how he could choke ...
(The Guardian)
  1. Boris Berezovsky inquest: Roman Abramovich legal loss hit tycoon
  2. Boris Berezovsky inquest: Exiled Russian oligarch 'was suicidal' after losing ...
  3. Boris Berezovsky Death Scene Had 'Strange Elements' To It, Inquest Hears

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Boris Berezovsky inquest resumes amid finance and suicide riddle
2014-03-26
The inquest into the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky resumes on March 26. The 67-year-old was found dead at his home near Ascot, west of London on March 23, 2013. The inquest, opened and adjourned last year, was told Berezovsky was ...
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  1. The inquest into the death of Russian oligarch Boris...

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Ukraine: A New Geopolitical Europe With Less European Union? – Analysis
2014-03-22
Rather, Russia interprets them as “US-or- dered coups, bankrolled by exiled 1990s-era oligarchs such as the London-based Boris Berezovsky. They were concerned less with creating democracy than projecting western influence”.7. In this light, Yanukovych ...
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    Crimea crisis: We're constantly spitting venom at Russia, but lack a bite to ...
    2014-03-19
    Then, even as we boasted of our superior probity, we gave refuge to dubious characters, such as Boris Berezovsky, who used his millions to buy influence and sway opinion against his enemies in the Russian leadership at home. And even as Berezovsky's ...
    (The Independent)

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