Present and past owners of OAO Bank Rossiya, the only company hit with sanctions for Russia’s takeover of Crimea, include three billionaires, two proteges of a Nobel Laureate and, according to a Spanish prosecutor, one possible mob boss.
A coroner refused to rule that Boris Berezovsky, the former Russian businessman found last year with a noose around his neck, committed suicide, saying the burden of proof was too high to determine his cause of death.
Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who died of an apparent suicide last year, was a “broken man” on anti-depressants after he lost a court case against Roman Abramovich in 2012, witnesses told an inquest.
Boris Berezovsky was often portrayed as a ruthless mathematician who stayed several chess moves ahead of his opponents. He dutifully acted the part, saying famously in a 1997 interview, “I have never built an unreliable system.”
Boris Berezovsky, one of the earliest and best-known Russian oligarchs, who accumulated vast wealth and influence in post-communist Russia that he struggled in later years to retain, was found dead today at his home in Surrey, England. He was 67.
Boris Berezovsky, one of the first and best-known Russian oligarchs, who accumulated vast wealth and influence in post-communist Russia that he struggled in later years to retain, was found dead yesterday at his U.K. home. He was 67.
Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, was accused in a London trial of using political threats to force his former business partner Boris Berezovsky to sell shares in a Russian oil company.