Putin's arch-enemy found mysteriously dead in his London home.
Oooh, Molly: you in danger, gurl!
Probable suicide, but you never know.
He lost a large court case, saw his fortune dwindle, and was apparently depressed.
BTW, it's not just Putin that could be a problem. Russia is a fragmented military/FSB ruled fiefdom.
He'd just lost his court case and was ordered to pay Roman Abramovitch's court costs somewhere in the area of 35M pounds. A former mistress said that she's owed 10M from the sale of a home. I've read suicide is speculated. If he'd had anything to gain by spilling secrets or threatening to, you'd think he'd have done a while ago.
What's "FSB," R1? Federal Security Bureau?
Was Boris Badanov murdered?
He was good friends with the guy who got poisoned.
More money more problems?
Maybe being a billionaire isn't all it's cracked-up to be.
I agree R6, billionaires have further to fall.
[R3] The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) (Russian: ФСБ, Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации; Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii) is the main domestic security agency of the Russian Federation and the main successor agency of the Soviet Committee of State Security (KGB). Its main responsibilities are counter-intelligence, internal and border security, counter-terrorism, and surveillance.
The answer to that question we will never know.
The BBC is reporting that there's no third-party involvement.
These pesky Russian emigres are costing the UK quite a bit.
[quote]His body remained at the property while the search - described by police as a precaution - for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear material was carried out.