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  • Nikolai Glushkov, Russian Exile Linked To A Putin Critic, Dies In London [another one]

    03/13/2018 3:26:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    npr ^ | March 13, 20183:00 PM ET
    Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who was a close friend of a noted critic of President Vladimir Putin, has died from an "unexplained" cause in London, police say. The Metropolitan Police says that its counterterrorism unit is handling the case "because of associations that the man is believed to have had." Glushkov, 68, was a close friend of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who was found dead in 2013. At the time, an inquiry found he had hanged himself — but Glushkov publicly disputed the idea that his friend and former business ally would have...
  • Former Russian spy critically ill in Britain after exposure to unidentified substance

    03/05/2018 4:19:49 PM PST · by Revel · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/5/18 | Guy Faulconbridge, Alistair Smout
    LONDON (Reuters) - Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, who was convicted by Russia of betraying agents to British intelligence, was critically ill on Monday after exposure to an unidentified substance in Britain, two sources close to the investigation told Reuters. British police said two people, a 66-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, had been found unconscious on a bench in a shopping center on Sunday in the southern English city of Salisbury after exposure to the unknown substance. Both are critically ill in intensive care. Police declared a major incident.
  • Top scientist who discovered Litvinenko poison 'stabbed himself to death with two knives...

    11/25/2016 12:11:11 PM PST · by McGruff · 37 replies
    Mirror ^ | November 24, 2016 | Imogen Robinson
    The radiation expert who discovered the poison that killed Alexander Litvinenko "committed suicide" by stabbing himself repeatedly with two knives months after a trip to Russia, a coroner ruled. Matthew Puncher, 46, bled to death at his home after receiving multiple stab wounds across his body from two kitchen knives, an inquest heard. A pathologist said he could not completely exclude the possibility that someone else had been involved in the death of the father, but came to the conclusion that the injuries were self-inflicted.
  • Russian working for nuclear company dies in Iran

    12/11/2008 5:58:27 PM PST · by Flavius · 8 replies · 546+ views
    ap ^ | 12/10/08 | ap
    TEHRAN, Iran – A Russian man working for a nuclear company in Iran has been found dead after disappearing 18 days earlier, Iranian media and a Russian spokeswoman said Thursday. According to the state-owned Iran newspaper, the man's frozen body was found Tuesday at a recreational area in a mountainous area just outside of Tehran, where nighttime temperatures dip well below
  • Reporter Planned Story on Arms Deal

    03/06/2007 2:27:20 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 13 replies · 499+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 6 March 2007 | By Simon Saradzhyan
    Before his mysterious death, Kommersant journalist Ivan Safronov was on the verge of reporting a story about sensitive arms deals with Syria and Iran despite warnings that he would be prosecuted for disclosing classified information, it was reported Tuesday. Kommersant reported that Safronov planned to file a story on the sale of Iskander surface-to-surface missiles and SU-30 fighters to Syria, and S-300 air defense systems to Iran. The newspaper added that the story was sure to have prompted a Federal Security Service, or FSB, investigation into disclosure of classified information. The United States and Israel have lodged strong protests when...
  • Russian Reporter Dies In 5-Story Fall

    03/05/2007 1:00:51 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 81 replies · 1,953+ views
    AP ^ | March 5, 2007
    A military correspondent for Russia's top business daily has died after falling out of a window, and some media alleged Monday that he might have been killed for his critical reporting. Ivan Safronov, the military affairs writer for Kommersant, died Friday after falling from a fifth-story window in the stairwell of his apartment building in Moscow, officials said. His body was found by neighbors shortly after the fall. With prosecutors investigating the death, Kommersant and some other media suggested foul play.
  • Russian billionaire seriously injured in Ferrari wipe-out

    12/12/2006 1:51:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 68 replies · 5,424+ views
    London Times ^ | 11/27/06 | Charles Bremner
    <p>French police are investigating a car crash involving a billionaire Russian parliamentarian who was critically injured when his Ferrari slammed into a tree on the Mediterranean seafront in Nice.</p> <p>Suleyman Kerimov, 40, a far rightwing member of the State Duma from Dagestan, was said by police to have lost control of the car as he sped on Saturday in rain along the Promenade des Anglais, the Riviera’s most celebrated thoroughfare.</p>
  • Condition of former KGB spy worsens ( Putin ? )

    11/20/2006 2:11:30 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies · 1,712+ views
    Yahoo News & AP ^ | 11-20-06 | TARIQ PANJA
    LONDON - A former KGB agent turned Kremlin critic who was poisoned three weeks ago was moved into intensive care Monday after his condition deteriorated, and his doctor said the toxin has attacked his bone marrow. Prominent Russian exiles claimed Litvinenko was poisoned at the behest of the Kremlin... Thallium causes hair loss and interferes with the cardiovascular and nervous systems, attacking the vital organs. Litvinenko's white cell count is down to nearly zero, said Dr. John Henry, a clinical toxicologist treating him. "It shows his bone marrow has been attacked and that he is susceptible to infection," Litvinenko, who...
  • Ex-Russian PM Poisoned

    11/30/2006 9:28:46 AM PST · by MadIvan · 54 replies · 1,513+ views
    Sky News ^ | November 30, 2006 | Staff
    Doctors treating a former Russian Prime Minister for a grave illness believe he was deliberately poisoned, an aide has revealed.Yegor Gaidar is being treated in a Moscow hospital after becoming ill on a trip to Ireland a week ago. "Doctors don't see a natural reason for the poisoning and they have not been able to detect any natural substance known to them in Gaidar's body," said aide Valery Natarov. "So obviously we're talking about poisoning (and) it was not natural poisoning." He said Mr Gaidar's condition could not have been the result of food poisoning. The news follows the death...
  • Putin's Enemies Have A Nasty Habit: Dying

    11/30/2006 6:01:36 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 25 replies · 829+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Saturday, November 25, 2006 | David Frum
    Alexander Litvinenko, who died horribly in a London hospital on Thursday, is only the latest critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet a brutal death. On Oct. 7, another critic, the journalist Anna Politkovskaya was gunned down in the lobby of her Moscow apartment building. Two years earlier, in July 2004, the U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov was murdered as he emerged from the offices of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. These killings and many others are linked to the deepest mystery of the Russian state. The mystery is the rise of Vladimir Putin. In 1998, Vladimir Putin was...
  • Poisoned former KGB spy dies in London

    11/23/2006 3:15:43 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 124 replies · 8,280+ views
    Yahoo News & AP ^ | November 23, 2006 | TARIQ PANJA
    Poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died on Thursday in an intensive care ward, London's University College Hospital said. Litvinenko, a fierce critic of the Russian government, suffered a rapid deterioration in his health on Thursday, but doctors still were unable to determine the cause of his death, a spokesman said in a statement.