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Who is Nikolai Glushkov? Putin enemy found dead in London TODAY
13 March 2018, 08:37 | Devin Moran
Nikolai Glushkov’s body was found by his friends and family
Nikolai Glushkov's death comes amid heightened concern following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England and as the government said it would investigate the deaths of a number of Russia-linked individuals which have raised suspicions.
In a statement, it said the man in his 60s had been found at a residential address in New Malden on Monday night.
Glushkov was a close friend and business associate of Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who was found dead at his ex-wife's home in 2013. An inquest failed to determine whether he had killed himself or died from foul play.
Glushkov worked in the 1990s for the state airline Aeroflot and Berezovsky's LogoVAZ auto company, according to media reports.
The death is believed to be of Nikolai Glushkov, who was convicted of fraud and money-laundering in Russian Federation and served five years in prison before being released and fleeing to the UK. He spent five years in jail and was freed in 2004. In March 2017, Moscow's Savelovsky District Court handed him a second eight-year sentence in absentia for the embezzlement of Aeroflot's funds.
After Mr Beresovsky was found hanged at his home near Ascot in Berkshire in March 2013, Mr Glushkov told The Guardian he would "never believe" his friend took his own life.
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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