Russian with links to Putin critic found dead in London

Russian with links to Putin critic found dead in London

Demyan Kudryatsev, the owner of Russia's Vedomosti newspaper, appeared to confirm Glushkov's death. She added that police removed several bags of evidence.

Glushkov's death was confirmed by Damian Kudryavtsev, a board member of the Moscow Times, in a Facebook post Tuesday.

There was no evidence linking the death to the incidents in Salisbury, it said.

Mr Glushkov, a former deputy director of Aeroflot, died at the age of 68 at his London home, according to Russia's business FM radio station.

The Met said officers believe they know who the man is, but he is yet to be formally identified. The U.K. has said it was "highly likely" Russian Federation was behind the poisoning, which left the pair in critical condition.

After the death of Mr Berezovsky, Mr Glushkov told the Guardian he was not convinced the police investigation into the death - which found Mr Berezovsky had committed suicide - was accurate.

According to the Russian Embassy in London, the United Kingdom refused to extradite Glushkov in February 2016 on charges of large-scale fraud and embezzlement during his time as the deputy director of the Russian airline Aeroflot.

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Police are treating the death as unexplained and have put counterterrorism detectives in charge of the case.

Russian media reported that Glushkov was granted political asylum in Britain in 2010.

In March 2013, Berezovksy was found dead in Berkshire. His death was not treated as suspicious, but his friends were not convinced and a coroner later recorded an open verdict.

Glushkov left Russian Federation after a Moscow court sentenced him to a two-year suspended sentence for fraud in 2006.

Attorney Andrei Borovkov told Russian media outlets that his client, Nikolai Glushkov, has died, but said he was unaware of the time and circumstances.

In 2017, during a trial in absentia in Russia, Glushkov was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $123m from Aeroflot.

Glushkov is believed to have two grown up children, Natasha and Dima, and an ex-wife who lives in Moscow.

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