A Russian exile who was close friends with the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in his London home. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was discovered by his family and friends late on Monday night. The cause of death is not yet clear.
In the 1990s Glushkov was a director of the state airline Aeroflot and Berezovsky’s LogoVAZ car company. In 1999, as Berezovsky fell out with Vladimir Putin and fled to the UK, Glushkov was charged with money laundering and fraud. He spent five years in jail and was freed in 2004. Fearing further arrest, he fled to the UK and was granted political asylum.