Russian with links to Putin critic found dead in London

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A close associate of an outspoken critic of Russian leader Vladimir Putin has been found dead in his London home.

Nikolai Glushkov, 69, once worked for a company owned by Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Berezovsky built a business empire valued in the billions before running afoul of the Kremlin and publicly denouncing Putin.

Glushkov’s cause of death was not immediately known.

Glushkov also once testified in court against billionaire Roman Abramovich, a Putin ally who is also the owner of the Chelsea Football Club.

Image: A police officer stands guard outside the home of Nikolai Glushkov

A police officer stands guard outside of Nikolai Glushkov’s home on Tuesday.