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Exiled Russian Tycoon Berezovsky Dead at 67

Putin critic had gotten rich after collapse of Soviet Union

(Newser) - One of Russia's famed "oligarchs" who became unimaginably rich after the collapse of the Soviet Union has been found dead in his London home at age 67, reports the BBC . The cause of Boris Berezovsky's death remains unclear, but the news is drawing lots of attention because... More »

Georgian Exile Died of Natural Causes: Police

Opposition billionaire had feared government was trying to kill him

(Newser) - Tests on a billionaire Georgian opposition leader found dead yesterday in his London-area home show he died of natural causes, the Telegraph reports. Badri Patarkatsishvili, 52, said in December he had been the target of two assassination attempts, and his death surprised acquaintances, who said he was in good health,... More »

Georgian Dissident Found Dead in Britain

Opposition leader's sudden death treated as 'suspicious'

(Newser) - A Georgian opposition leader living in Britain was found dead today outside London, the Guardian reports. Badri Patarkatsishvili, a 52-year-old businessman and former presidential candidate involved with last year's anti-government protests, died of an apparent heart attack; police are treating the death as "suspicious." Patarkatsishvili, worth an estimated... More »

Lugovoi Claims Brits Killed Litvinenko

Accused Russian says poisoned expat was a British agent killed by his handlers

(Newser) - The man Britain has charged with killing former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko says that British Intelligence is behind the poisoning. At a dramatic news conference yesterday, Andrei Lugovoi, also former KGB, claimed that Litvinenko was a British agent who was killed by his handlers. And he accused Boris Berezovsky, a... More »

Billionaire Plots New Russian Revolution

London emigre says he's bankrolling coup, conspiring with elites

(Newser) - An exiled Russian billionaire says he is bankrolling a coup to overthrow Russian President Vladimir Putin. Boris Berezovsky tells the Guardian: "It isn't possible to change this regime through democratic means. There can be no change without force, pressure." Asked if he is fomenting a revolution, he responds:... More »

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