UK - Former Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky found dead at his home - Mar 23 2013

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  1. Snoopster

    Snoopster Well-Known Member

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    Well, it could be a heart attack, but my money is on assassination. It doesn't pay to be an enemy of Putin.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21913356

    Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with radioactive polonium in London back in 2006, became an enemy of Putin when he refused to assassinate Berezovsky (and publicly announced it) and subsequently took asylum in the UK.

    Clearly Berezovsky was no saint, but if my opinion is correct, this is another example of how Putin ignores international laws.

    All JMO, of course.

    Further background:

    Wikipedia page for Boris Berezovsky:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Berezovsky_(businessman)


    Wikipedia page for Alexander Litvinenko:
    Alexander Litvinenko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    WS thread for Alexander Litvinenko:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48826&highlight=litvinenko
     
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  3. Darkman00

    Darkman00 New Member

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    ouch :(

    Hmmm: (from his WIKI above) --- Religion: Orthodox Christianity (converted in the mid-1990s at age 47);[2][3] formerly Judaism[4][5]

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    BBM

    That doesn't happen too often, lol :rolleyes:

    Usually it's the other way around)))
     
  4. Snoopster

    Snoopster Well-Known Member

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9950494/Poison-probe-over-death-of-Russian-oligarch-Boris-Berezovsky-after-he-is-found-dead-in-bath.html



    It sounds like Berezovsky was in financial difficulty. That would be tough on the ego for someone who "made" (took?) immense sums of money.
     
  5. necco

    necco New Member

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    My money's on assassination as well.
    As for Putin, you can take the man out of the KGB/FSB but you can't take the KGB/FSB out of the man.

    From Snoopster's link...
    "He had been due to be a witness at the inquest next month into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB spy who was murdered in 2006 after being poisoned by radioactive polonium-210 in what is believed to have been a Kremlin-sanctioned assassination."

    Coincidence? I think not. I have a hard time believing he'd commit suicide a month before he had the opportunity to try and help get justice for a man who died because he was protecting him.
     
  6. Montjoy

    Montjoy Inactive

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    Shows what I know -- I thought he'd been assassinated some time ago. Mind you, I will be curious about what the coroner has to say. 67 isn't that premature, all things considered (and the 'all' is large in his case).
     

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