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Russian emigre Nikolai Glushkov found dead in London home

13 March 2018

British counter-terrorism police are investigating the unexplained death of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky, but said the death was not thought to be linked to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent.

Kudryavtsev added about Glushkov: "He was very good friend, lonely person, bright manager".

The UK government has said it is "highly likely" Russia is behind the attack, and Russian president Vladimir Putin has been given until midnight to give the UK government an account of what happened. She added that police removed several bags of evidence.

A Russian exile has been found dead at his home in London as the war of words intensifies following the poisoning of an ex-spy last week.

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Police said that they believe they know the man's identity and that his family has been notified, but that officials are still awaiting a formal identification.

There is no evidence linking his death to the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal, who remains in a critical condition alongside his daughter after the pair were slipped a suspected nerve agent.

A police officer stands guard outside of Nikolai Glushkov's home on Tuesday.

As British media began reporting Glushkov's death, the police issued a statement saying, "An investigation is underway following the death of a man in his 60s in Kingston borough".

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According to the Russian Embassy in London, the United Kingdom refused to extradite Glushkov in February 2016 on charges of large-scale fraud and embezzlement during his time as the deputy director of the Russian airline Aeroflot.

"[But] I don't believe it was suicide", Glushkov said in an interview with The Guardian newspaper.

He was found dead in 2013 of an apparent suicide. His death was not treated as suspicious, but his friends were not convinced and a coroner later recorded an open verdict.

Glushokov reportedly told The Guardian he would "never believe" his friend took his own life.

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Mr Glushkov is survived by two children, Natasha and Dima, and an ex-wife who is thought to live in Moscow.

Russian emigre Nikolai Glushkov found dead in London home