The 2018 strangulation death of a Russian businessman who fled Vladimir Putin’s regime was a murder made to look like suicide, a British coroner has ruled. Nikolai Glushkov, a Putin critic and close associate of onetime billionaire oligarch Boris
Published: 2021-04-10 04:53 pm
London death of Putin foe Nikolai Glushkov ruled a homicide
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The 2018 strangulation death of a Russian businessman who fled Vladimir Putin’s regime was a murder made to look like suicide, a British coroner has ruled.

Nikolai Glushkov, a Putin critic and close associate of onetime billionaire oligarch Boris Berezovsky, was found strangled in his southwest London home in March 2018 — just days after a nerve gas attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal, another Russian emigre living in Britain.

Glushkov’s fatal injuries “could be consistent with a neck-hold, applied from behind, and the assailant being behind the victim,” according to the BBC.

Three years later, senior coroner Chinyere Inyama has ruled that Glushkov was unlawfully killed. Counter terrorism police are investigating his death.

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A policeman stands guard outside the house of deceased Russian Nikolai Glushkov in southwest London in 2018.

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Glushkov was a critic of Vladimir Putin.

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Police officers work at the rear of the home where Glushkov lived in London.

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Glushkov worked for billionaire Boris Berezovsky.

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Police forensics officers erect a tarpaulin sheet over the rear of Glushkov's London home.

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Glushkov’s former boss Berezovsky, who once owned Russia’s Aeroflot airline and spent millions on an anti-Putin denunciation campaign after the Russian leader forced him to flee in 2003, was hanged in a supposed suicide at his ex-wife’s London home in 2013.

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Glushkov on his way to trial on the charge of major group fraud.
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