RUSSIAN OLIGARCH FOUND DEAD IN BATH

RUSSIAN OLIGARCH BORIS A KGB TARGET FOUND DEAD IN BATH
Exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has been found dead at his home outside London.
A police investigation has been launched into the death of the 67-year-old – a wanted man in Russia, and an opponent of President Vladimir Putin.
‘Russians have little sympathy for oligarchs, whether alive or dead.
That’s because while Boris Berezovsky – and the tiny number of other tycoons – were striking rich in the 1990s, millions of people here were sliding into poverty.
As he gained in power, many Russians saw Berezovsky as the “grey cardinal” in the Kremlin – exerting huge political influence for his own benefit.
Having fled to London, he became a vocal Kremlin critic and pledged to work from self-imposed exile to depose President Putin. But back home in Russia, many of Mr Putin’s opponents blamed Berezovsky for having engineered the transfer of power from Yeltsin to Putin.
Boris Berezovsky will be remembered as a towering figure of the 1990s and as one of the most powerful men in Yeltsin’s Russia.’ BBC MoscowImage

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