Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Media Reports State that Berezovsky’s Burial Will be in England

00 Boris Berezovsky. Russia. 24.03.13


Dozhd TV, citing family sources, stated that the funeral of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who died in late March in the UK, would be in London at the end of the forensic investigation. A presenter on Dozhd confirmed that their “source” “attested that Berezovsky’s adopted children, especially, his older daughters Elizabeth and Catherine, took the decision to hold his funeral in England“. Dozhd reported that Berezovsky’s burial would be in Gunnersbury Cemetery, which is also the gravesite of philosopher Aleksandr Piatigorsky, who was a friend of Berezovsky’s. The date of the burial is still unsettled. For the last decade, most of Berezovsky’s family have lived in the West, so, there was some hesitation in regards to a burial in Russia.

His staff found Berezovsky’s body on 23 March, locked in a bathroom in his house in Ascot (Berkshire). Earlier this week, authorities announced the preliminary results of the autopsy on Berezovsky’s body. According to the report, the cause of death could be hanging. The Home Office will announce the official cause of death in a few weeks, after it conducts more research. Earlier reports said that one of the versions of the incident under consideration is suicide. Berezovsky recently experienced financial difficulties, including in a loss of a lawsuit to Roman Abramovich , whom he had to pay about 35 million UK Pounds (1.66 billion Roubles. 53.2 million USD. 41.4 million Euros) in damages .

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1 April 2013



Friday, 29 March 2013

UK Opens Inquest into Berezovsky’s Death

00 Boris Berezovsky. Russia. 23.03.13


On Thursday, the UK opened an inquest into the death of Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky with revelations that pathologists found marks on his neck consistent with hanging. On Saturday, his staff discovered Berezovsky dead in the bathroom of his home in the town of Ascot in southern England. He was 67. The Associated Press reported that Thames Valley Police Detective Inspector Mark Bissell told the inquest hearing that a “ligature” was found around Berezovsky’s neck and that similar material was attached to a shower rail. The AP cited Bissell as saying that there didn’t appear to have been any sign of a struggle, but that further tests needed to be carried out to reach a definitive conclusion. On Tuesday, Nikolai Glushkov, a close associate of Berezovsky, told The Guardian that a scarf was found at the site of the death and that there were signs of strangulation. Berezovsky, an avowed Kremlin foe, lived in self-imposed exile in Britain since 2000, and was pursued for extradition by authorities in Russia for prosecution over alleged fraud.

28 March 2013



Sunday, 24 March 2013

Radiation Experts Join Berezovsky Death Probe

00 Boris Berezovsky. Russia. 24.03.13


On Sunday, police said that experts in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies are conducting a search at the British property where exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was found dead. Thames Valley Police said in a statement, “Specially trained officers are currently at the scene, including CBRN trained officers, who are conducting a number of searches as a precaution”. British police opened an investigation after one of his bodyguards found Berezovsky’s body in a bathtub at his property in Ascot, Berkshire, on Saturday. Police cordoned off the area around the property to allow the investigation to take place. Superintendent Stuart Greenfield said, “I’d like to reassure residents that we’re confident there’s no risk to the wider community”. The police are treating Berezovsky’s death as “unexplained” for now, although some of his family friends and close associates earlier claimed that he’d suffered a heart attack. Berezovsky was a close friend of another Russian fugitive and former KGB officer Aleksandr Litvinenko, who died from poisoning by radioactive polonium-210 in London in 2006.

24 March 2013



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