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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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Hedge-fund couple Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper-Hohn on track for Britain's ...
2014-06-18
The previous largest settlement is believed to be £220 million, paid in 2011 by the late Russian oligarch, Boris Berezovsky. TCI, which was founded in 2003, was set up so that the majority of its annual profits were automatically channelled into the ...
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    Five Sentenced For Politkovskaya's Murder On Seemingly Inconclusive Evidence
    2014-06-09
    The murder was commissioned by exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Berezovsky denied any connection, but the Russian authorities have apparently not totally ruled out that possibility. According to Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin ...
    (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)
    1. Politkovskaya Case Russia's Biggest Justice Achievement - Prosecutor

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    Putin's Plan to Gut the Press
    2014-03-15
    Almost all of the most prominent sites in Russia were launched in 1999-2001 by the country's oligarchs—Newsru.com by Vladimir Gusinsky, Grani.ru by Boris Berezovsky, and Gazeta.ru by Mikhail Khodorkovsky. A think tank headed by Gleb Pavlovsky, ...
    (Daily Beast)

      2013
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      Was Ben Fogle poisoned by a Russian spy?
      2013-05-18
      “My drink was spiked just a week after I returned from Russia, and it wasn't far from where Boris Berezovsky lived, so they could have had us confused. Also, I always get held in a room at the airport everytime I fly to America.” He admits that the the ...
      (Telegraph.co.uk)

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        Boris Berezovsky : died in march 23 th – his Funeral Postponed Indefinitely
        2013-05-07
        Boris Berezovsky, the exiled oligarch and the found dead in London on March 23 , wrote two letters to Vladimir Putin in which he asked for forgiveness and the right to come home, the Russian president confirmed for the first time . Meanwhile , Moscow ...
        (Jewish Business News)
        1. Vladimir Putin: Russia's Billionaires Are Snubbing Him - PolicyMic

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        Boris Berezovsky's funeral delayed indefinitely
        2013-05-06
        The funeral of Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky has been delayed indefinitely, news agencies report with reference to businessman's relatives. The burial ceremony of the disgraced Russian oligarch, was to be held on Monday, May 6, at a cemetery in ...
        (Pravda)
        1. Boris Berezovski's burial date not yet determined
        2. Berezovsky funeral postponed "indefinitely"
        3. Date of Berezovsky's funeral still unclear – son-in-law

        2012
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        Russian state involved in ex-KGB agent Litvinenko's death, lawyer says
        2012-12-14
        Nor does it suggest that fellow Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky, the Spanish mafia or other organized crime groups are to blame, Davies added. Prosecutors in London want Russia to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, suspected in the killing, but Russia has ...
        (CNN International)
        1. Alexander Litvinenko: Poisoned Russian spy was working for British AND ...
        2. Russian State Role Seen in Death of Poisoned Spy
        3. Litvinenko: Russia 'Was Involved' In Death

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        Ex-Policeman Sentenced Over Politkovskaya Killing
        2012-12-14
        Pavlyuchenkov claimed London-based Chechen separatist envoy Akhmed Zakayev and dissident oligarch Boris Berezovsky ordered the killing to discredit the Kremlin. Both men have denied the accusation. The lawyer for Politkovskaya's family, Anna ...
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          London Exiles 'Behind Politkovskaya Murder' - Ex-Policeman
          2012-02-29
          ... arrested last year in connection with the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006, has said London-based Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev and dissident oligarch Boris Berezovsky might have been behind the killing, ...
          (RIA Novosti)
          1. Exiled oligarch Berezovsky may be behind journalist murder

          2011
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          Oligarch Boris Berezovsky 'kind of man who would turn up to a business meeting ...
          2011-11-18
          By Duncan Gardham Oleg Deripaska, an associate of British politicians George Osborne and Lord Mandelson, became the seventh billionaire to give evidence in the epic battle between Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky, his former mentor. ...
          (Telegraph.co.uk)
          1. Berezovsky was 'in no hurry to repay loan'
          2. Russian billionaire loaned Berezovsky £8.5m to buy a mansion in England
          3. Boris Berezovsky 'threatened former employee'

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          Recording Reveals Oligarchs' Dealings
          2011-11-04
          Mr. Abramovich is being sued in London's High Court by Boris Berezovsky, once one of Russia's most influential businessmen, who fled Russia in 2000 after falling out with then-President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Berezovsky alleges that the younger Mr. ...
          (Wall Street Journal)
          1. Abramovich Feared Russian Aluminum Industry With Murder 'Every Three Days'
          2. Berezovsky had 'key role' in firm
          3. Roman Abramovich admits giving bagfuls of cash to friend

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          Berezovsky v Roman Abramovich: Secret life of Boris the bigamist
          2011-10-20
          By Richard Kay She is the star witness in the clash of the oligarchs, the elegant black-suited mistress of Boris Berezovsky, who this week testified in the High Court on her lover's behalf in his epic £3.2 billion lawsuit against Roman Abramovich. ...
          (Daily Mail)
          1. Berezovsky witnesses could make $140m, court told
          2. Berezovsky 'blackmailed' by Abramovich: girlfriend
          3. Tycoon 'outraged' at Abramovich