In September 2005, Berezovsky said in an interview with the BBC: "I'm sure that Putin doesn't have the chance to survive, even to the next election in 2008. I am doing everything in my power to limit his time frame, and I am really thinking of returning to Russia after Putin collapses, which he will." In January 2006, Berezovsky stated in an interview to a Moscow-based radio station that he was working on overthrowing the administration of Vladimir Putin by force. Berezovsky has also publicly accused Putin of being "a gangster" and the "terrorist number one".
In Russia, exiles go to England to escape taxes.
In England, rolling stones go on exile to France to escape taxes.
He vill finally stop bothering Moose and Squirrel...
How do you say “Arkancide” in Russian?
hmmm...how much money did he have in Cyprus Bank
£250m Galina does Cyprus on the cheap
Boris Berezovsky: Tycoon under Siege
In fact, it’s a sketch of how Aeroflot funds were allegedly routed through a byzantine network of Russian and foreign companies in countries including Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Lithuania, Panama, Syria, and Switzerland.
Abramovich v Berezovsky: what have we learned so far?
But these were real people. We paid them salaries.”) Others were registered in tax havens around the world Panama, Gibraltar, British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and other balmy destinations. The company names, too, are mysteriously alluring Hotspur, Octopus (used by Berezovsky), Olivesta (used by Abramovich). Berezovsky says he used these offshore havens not to avoid tax but to stop his assets being stolen. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/07/abramovich-berezovsky
February 27, 2012
Up to this day I did not plan to open Facebook and did not want to live in social nets. Yesterday, on Forgiveness Sunday I decided to repent and wanted to publish in on my blog at the Echo of Moscow. A repentance to the Russian people for the errors that I committed. However, it was denied me.
I see it completely inacceptable that an Orthodox man today in Russia is denied repentance. I have no case against chief editor of Echo of Moscow Aleksey Venediktov, to the contrary, I am grateful to him. He held off to the end, allowing me to keep my blog. Today I use the last independent mass medium in Russia, Facebook. Mark Zukerberg won't be called into the Kremlin and make him sell his social network to Gazprom or else go sit in "Seaman's Silence" (a notorious prison).
"Turn away from your wicked ways and correct your ways and your deeds" prophesies God through prophet Jeremiah, and so today I, on Forgiveness Sunday, speak to you.
The years of exile allowed me to view differently my life, and the life of my Motherland, and understand clearer that without repentance, without acknowledging of the mistakes of the past, without courage to build future, there is no forward movement. Not for me personally, not for every one of you, not for the country.
I am living a long, colorful life. and on my way, I committed many acts and unavoidable I erred. Wicked acts I committed knowingly and even more of them, not knowing what I did. As it is said in the prayer of penance, "knowingly and not knowingly, by will and against the will". I know that many of my acts are judged by you, the people of Russia, a part of which I am, and in the destiny of which, by God's will, I execute the role allotted to me.
I repent and ask forgiveness for avarice. I thirsted for wealth not thinking how it damaged others. I covered my sin with "the historical moment", "combinations of genius", and "astonishing opportunities", and I forgot of my fellow citizens. The fact that I was not alone doing so, does nto exonerate me.
I repent and ask forgiveness for the freedom of speech that I stepped on. As I justified myself by my desire to save Russia from the red-brown plague, I, while defining the policy of the chief information megaphone of the country, neglected the democratic values. My actions became the beginning of the destruction of independent journalism. I was nto alone doing that, but this does not exonerate me.
I repent and ask forgiveness for bringing Vladimir Putin to power. For the fact that I had an obligation, but could not see in him a future avaricious tyrant and usurper, the man who destroyed freedom and who stopped the development of Russia. Many of us did not see him for what he is then, but this does not exonerate me.
Beyond that, I have nothing to accuse me before Russia.
I understand that repentance is not only a word, but also a deed. And a deed shall follow.
February 26, 2012
Experts in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies have been sent to the British property where Russian exile Boris Berezovsky was found dead.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/radiation-experts-join-berezovsky-probe-20130324-2gnix.html#ixzz2OW6MYywR