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Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky found dead at his UK home
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21913356 ^ | 23 March 2013

Posted on 03/23/2013 1:10:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono

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. A former Kremlin power-broker whose fortunes declined under Mr Putin, Mr Berezovsky emigrated to the UK in 2000. Thames Valley Police said the death, at a property in Ascot, Berkshire, was being treated as unexplained. The area around the property has been cordoned off to allow the investigation to take place, the force said. The inquiry was at a very early stage and more details will be released when available, it added. A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said it had been called to the property at 15:18 GMT. "We sent a number of ambulance officers and an ambulance to the address. The 67-year-old male was confirmed deceased at the scene,"

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: borisberezovsky; russia; sourcetitlenoturl; unitedkingdom; vladputin

1 posted on 03/23/2013 1:10:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Bump


2 posted on 03/23/2013 1:11:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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3 posted on 03/23/2013 1:13:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"MOSCOW — Boris A. Berezovsky, once the richest and most powerful of the so-called oligarchs who dominated post-Soviet Russia, and a close ally of Boris N. Yeltsin who helped install Vladimir V. Putin as president but later exiled himself to London after a bitter falling-out with the Kremlin, died Saturday."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/world/europe/boris-a-berezovsky-a-putin-critic-dies-at-67.html?_r=0

4 posted on 03/23/2013 1:15:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Wonder who the heirs are.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 1:15:48 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: JoeProBono

Suspected suicide? Ruh roh.


6 posted on 03/23/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: JoeProBono

Better get their best man, Johnny English on the case.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 1:18:30 PM PDT by STD ( Intellectuals, they are a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: JoeProBono

Wonder if he had vast deposits in Cyprus.


8 posted on 03/23/2013 1:19:31 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: JoeProBono

On of those suicides you see in the movies.....they have a harness they use to fire the pistol.

No messin’ around with Putin.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 1:19:47 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Jane Long
Wonder if he had vast deposits in Cyprus.

Or he had a better deal for his share of their Natural Gas and somebody didn't like that and wanted more...

10 posted on 03/23/2013 1:26:43 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: ColdOne

11 posted on 03/23/2013 1:28:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Polonium 2000 Salad Ranch Dressing?


12 posted on 03/23/2013 1:28:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The Most Insidious Power The Corrupt, Criminal Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Bumped off


13 posted on 03/23/2013 1:34:56 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: carriage_hill

Have you tried Kens it is wonderful


14 posted on 03/23/2013 1:35:23 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Aria

Probably. I assume Putin follows Stalin’s famous quotation “no man, no problem”, that is, kill him and the problem goes away.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 1:37:39 PM PDT by john drake
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To: john drake
Did they bring a Geiger counter?
16 posted on 03/23/2013 1:43:47 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: al baby

This one?

http://www.kensfoods.com/kens.php

I’m an early sunday morning food trip shopper - stores are empty and a breeze to get thru - and if either Weis or Giant have it, I’ll try some. Thanks for the tip!


17 posted on 03/23/2013 1:48:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The Most Insidious Power The Corrupt, Criminal Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: john drake

This is a little off subject but somewhat relevant. I know a girl from Russia
Who told me several years ago she went to Moscow to visit. Her friends had a self-cleaning shower. She said we don’t always have the latest and greatest anymore.

It would seem Russia is still a country run by non-emasculated men so they are advancing while we wither in a nanny state dominated by women who don’t really want to be women and men who cater to them.


18 posted on 03/23/2013 1:49:33 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: al baby

19 posted on 03/23/2013 1:54:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

20 posted on 03/23/2013 1:56:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Aria

Bump.

Except you missed the part, that we do not even make things in America anymore.

That is the problem. Bring back US jobs.

I’m series.


21 posted on 03/23/2013 1:57:42 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: JoeProBono

22 posted on 03/23/2013 1:58:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, I see the new Mr. Joseph Stalin is got his old KGB buddies out doing their thing again.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 2:00:50 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Aria

“It would seem Russia is still a country run by non-emasculated men so they are advancing while we wither in a nanny state dominated by women who don’t really want to be women and men who cater to them.”


Russia is run by “former” communists and KGB who take no thought about killing people, men, women and children, who stand in their way. I’ve heard of stories even recently of Russian journalists disappearing, getting beaten to death with sticks, getting shot at their front door, taking a convenient dive out of a window, or getting put into insane asylums, because they reported on something Putin didn’t like.

He is a killer, and I hope that God takes revenge soon.


24 posted on 03/23/2013 2:01:44 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: JoeProBono; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
It coulda been poison ivy!

25 posted on 03/23/2013 2:02:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Aria
It would seem Russia is still a country run by non-emasculated men so they are advancing while we wither in a nanny state dominated by women who don’t really want to be women and men who cater to them.

Visit Shanghai or Sydney or Kuala Lumpur or Singapore some time. You will suddenly feel very poor.

The USA is becoming a country of quaint old villages of retirees and crumbling cities populated by violent factions of official thugs looting wealth from one another in the name of the downtrodden.

26 posted on 03/23/2013 2:07:39 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I agree with your characterization.
However don’t forget to add the continued presence of agriculture also.


27 posted on 03/23/2013 2:11:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

28 posted on 03/23/2013 2:11:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Average Al

A beeber like device


29 posted on 03/23/2013 2:13:31 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: JoeProBono
Someone in Russia is about to get a new medal.


30 posted on 03/23/2013 2:14:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: carriage_hill

I set my alarm on sundays to shop people think im crazy but im in and out love it


31 posted on 03/23/2013 2:15:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I think Russia has the shortest life span of any majority white country.

Why any FReepers say anything positive about Putin is beyond me.


32 posted on 03/23/2013 2:26:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Revolting cat!

That must be fun on the way out.


33 posted on 03/23/2013 2:27:05 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Unfortunately they are unfettered by a good religion. That’s what made us so exceptional.

There is a guy who wrote a sort of history of the rise and fall of countries. They go from their aggressive male dominated adventurous and inventive stage, become successful and then end up being feminized and afraid to do anything but live off what their ancestors created. Then they fall, usually because they’re overrun by “newer” more aggressive cultures.


34 posted on 03/23/2013 2:30:23 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: al baby

GMTA.


35 posted on 03/23/2013 2:32:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The Most Insidious Power The Corrupt, Criminal Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: EEGator
I think Russia has the shortest life span of any majority white country.

That would be Moldova. Anyway it is true that Russian male lifespans have increased from 58 to 64 during the Putin years. The support for Putin has to do with the absolute disaster Russia was in when he took office. If you went to Russia in 2000 it was an entirely different place than today. Sure there are still tons of problems but his support within in the country comes from the fact that the average man in the street is without a doubt quite a bit better off today than when he came into office.
36 posted on 03/23/2013 2:35:11 PM PDT by Timedrifter
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To: JoeProBono

Berezovsky was quickly running out of money. He used up his entire fortune supporting the opposition in and outside Russia. He seemed to sincerely believe he could be successful in fomenting revolution in Russia. His ex-wife took a lot of what was left and his loss in the court case against Abramovich cost him what little reputation and money he had left. He was down to his last million and for a former billionaire that had to be quite humiliating. He had to be under a lot of stress and was quite overweight.


37 posted on 03/23/2013 2:39:39 PM PDT by Timedrifter
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To: Timedrifter

Thanks for the correction. I could see why many Russians support him, just not any FReepers. I was unaware things have became far better in Russia.

Now I have to read up on Moldova.


38 posted on 03/23/2013 2:44:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Timedrifter

He had to be under a lot of stress and was quite overweight.


True some Russians do die of natural causes.. though its very rare..
Usually they die with givernment assistance.. but some do actually expire..

I hear it’s a curse to die naturally in China.. most are fortunate enough to get givernment help..
Been that way since the year ONE....


39 posted on 03/23/2013 3:01:41 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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I’m thinking he probably died of alcohol poisoning.


40 posted on 03/23/2013 3:32:07 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: carriage_hill

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41 posted on 03/23/2013 4:56:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: JoeProBono; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...
[snip] a wanted man in Russia, and an opponent of President Vladimir Putin [/snip]
Thanks JoeProBono.
42 posted on 03/23/2013 8:19:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: txhurl
Wonder who the heirs are.

I had a cousin once named Berezovsky. Seriously.

43 posted on 03/23/2013 8:21:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: JoeProBono

Boy Putin is nobody to mess with

He has about killed off or exiled the entire old oy vey post commie oligarchs

I think he kept one younger one close to him he favors

Replaced the rest with his own more nationalistic wise guys

A tuff room no question

Beresovsky was in high cotton once

I woulda have enjoyed that life a bit

Tall Ukrainian supermodels as thick as shag carpet


44 posted on 03/24/2013 4:25:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstrucbtion in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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