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    and yet ANOTHER in the news today...




    Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who had links to compatriots who died in mysterious circumstances in the UK, has been found dead in his London home, his lawyer confirmed.

    London's Metropolitan police said counterterrorism officers would lead the investigation "as a precaution because of associations that the man is believed to have had."


    Nikolai Glushkov: Russian exile found dead in London home
     
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    Another Russian exile, Nikolai Glushkov, who was close friends with the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky has been found dead, aged 68, in his London home. The Met police said counter terrorism officers are leading the inquiry into his death, which was described as “unexplained”. They added that there was no evidence to link it to events in Salisbury.
     
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    Associations with oligarchs

    Glushkov was a friend of the oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a powerful oligarch found dead in his UK home in 2013. Glushkov was never convinced of the police explanation that Berezovsky killed himself.

    He was granted political asylum in the UK in 2010, and in February 2016 Britain refused a request from Russia to extradite him on fraud charges connected to a period in the 1990s when he was deputy director of the Russian national airline Aeroflot.

    Glushkov won notoriety in Russia's bare-knuckled transition to a market economy in the 1990s, when business, political and criminal interests often collided amid the privatization of state assets.

    He was formerly an employee of Berezovsky, one of the billionaires who bankrolled the 1996 re-election of President Boris Yeltsin. Berezovsky subsequently fell out with Yeltsin's successor, President Vladimir Putin, and Glushkov found himself caught up in a politically charged corruption case.
     
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    Former Soviet chemist shares details of the nerve agent Novichok

    A former Soviet chemist describes the effects of a nerve agent used in an attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who remain hospitalized after being found poisoned in Salisbury, England, on March 4...

    Former Soviet chemist shares details of the nerve agent Novichok


    On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok, a Soviet-era chemical weapon first developed in the '80s.



    Vil Mirzayanov, the former chemist, was the head of the technical counterintelligence department in the Soviet era. By his own admission, his aims back then were to prevent other intelligence services from developing Novichok. In an interview, he said, "We were trying to keep it a secret for a long time."

    Mirzayanov said, to make the poison would have required "the knowledge of people who were working at this factory" in Russia.

    Mirzayanov was imprisoned in the 1990s for blowing the whistle on Russian and Soviet chemical development activities that he felt were a "criminal enterprise."

    Russia kept the Novichok virus off the Chemical Weapons Convention list to continue developing new strains, he said. "Russia used this chemical weapons convention, destroying already aged, old weapons, keeping intact this new generation."

    Mirzayanov, now 83, living in New Jersey and married to an American, recalled that "slowly over time I came to the conclusion that I was participating in this criminal enterprise. And after that, I decided to go to the public with revelations. From this time I am fighting against Novichok, to put it under international control -- but without any success."
     
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    It seems, at whole world Putin usually use gunshots to finish his enemies... Even Nemtsov was killed by shot - no value, Putin did it or someone else, who wanted to be recognized as "Putin"...
    But only in Britain Putin uses very sophisticated poisons and so on instead of a simple pair of bullets to the head of traitor... What's wrong with Britain? Powder don't work at Britain territory? :)
     
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    Btw, do you know, Putin is a master of judo? How do you think, how many masters of martial arts he has as friends? A people, who can murder of any Skripal or Litvinenko and so on WITHOUT any poison and even without shots, only by hands...
    I'm not a defender of Putin, I've only imagined, how it can be - to murder someone far away with poison, instead of using gun or ice axe :))) An awesome story for the humorous comedy :)
     
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    It's also interesting that Trump has had deals with some Russian oligarchs before he was interested in Putin. The agents follow what the oligarchs do, so it would be logical that they later tried to contact Trump as well.
     
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    Trump linked to Russian and Italian mafias, Fusion GPS founder claims in testimony


    Glenn Simpson was hired to probe the presidential candidate by a conservative website, The Washington Free Beacon.

    “We also increasingly saw that Mr. Trump’s business career had evolved over the prior decade into a lot of projects in overseas places, particularly in the former Soviet Union, that were very opaque, and that he had made a number of trips to Russia but said he’d never done a business deal there,” Simpson said. “And I found that mysterious.

    The dossier was one of the findings that raised questions about Trump's relationship with the Kremlin and whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

    During his testimony, Simpson said members of the Russian mafia were buying the president's properties. Democratic Representative Adam Schiff asked Simpson whether the Russian government knew about Trump's business dealings. Simpson responded with a "yes."


    "If people who seem to be associated with the Russian mafia are buying Trump properties or arranging for other people to buy Trump properties, it does raise a question about whether they're doing it on behalf of the government," he later said.

    During his testimony, Simpson urged the committee to continue its investigation into the president.

    "I think that the evidence that has developed over the last year, since President Trump took office, is that there is a well-established pattern of surreptitious contacts that occurred last year that supports the broad allegation of some sort of an undisclosed political or financial relationship between the Trump Organization and people in Russia," he said.


    House panel releases transcript of interview with Fusion GPS co-founder

    Transcript: Fusion GPS looked into possible money laundering between Trump, Russians

    Fusion GPS co-founder suspected possible 'crime in progress' between Trump world and Russians - CNNPolitics
     
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    May expels 23 Russian diplomats in response to spy poisoning

    In response to the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, the prime minister today said: “We will continue to bring all the capabilities of UK law enforcement to bear against serious criminals and corrupt elites. There is no place for these people or their money in our country.”


    The anti-corruption group Transparency International is calling for the government to take “serious action” to combat this.



    British diplomats to be expelled from Moscow in retaliation, Russian ambassador says - Politics live


    Russia | World news | The Guardian


    Novichok: nerve agent produced at only one site in Russia, says expert
     
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