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The unexplained deaths of Putin's critics and their links to Litvinenko

The unexplained deaths of Putin's critics and their links to Litvinenkoā€¯

Glushkov was a friend of Boris Berezovsky, a Russian oligarch who died in London in 2013.

According to a statement, "police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 22:46hrs on Monday, March 12, to reports of a man found deceased at a residential address in Clarence Avenue, New Malden".

Nikolai Glushkov, a close associate of late Putin critic Boris Berezovsky, has been found dead in his London home.

A coroner concluded it was impossible to establish whether the oligarch was killed or committed suicide.

A police officer stands at a cordon around the bench where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned, in Salisbury, Britain March 11, 2018.

Glushkov, who has been an executive at state airline Aeroflot and also worked for Berezovsky's auto company LogoVAZ, followed and was granted asylum in 2010.

Glushkov had a nasty fall-out with Putin, 65, in 1999 when he was jailed for money laundering and fraud. 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.

In 2010, he fled to the United Kingdom, where he was granted political asylum.

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Glushkov won notoriety in Russia's bare-knuckled transition to a market economy in the 1990s, when business, political and criminal interests often collided amid the privatization of state assets.

In April 2017, Glushkov was sentenced in absentia by a Moscow court to eight years in prison for stealing $122 million from Aeroflot. A close friend of the deceased said to the Russian radio station Govorit Moskva that he may have died of AIDS, adding that Glushkov never hid his homosexuality.

The reason behind Glushkov " s death is yet to be made public.

May gave Russian Federation until the end of Tuesday to respond to her allegations. Those found responsible for this use must be held accountable for their actions, " he said.

Ofcom said it had written to ANO TV Novosti, which holds RT's United Kingdom broadcast licenses, saying that if Russian Federation is found to be behind the attack, "we would consider this relevant to our ongoing duty to be satisfied that RT is fit and proper".

Sergei Skripal, seen in a 2006 photo when he was convicted in Russian Federation for being a British spy.

The Russian Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, says it has handed the British ambassador a note of protest regarding the accusations, calling them "baseless", "provocative" and "another unscrupulous attempt of the British authorities to discredit Russia".

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