- A Russian businessman and close friend of Boris Berezovsky has reportedly died
- Reports from Russia suggest he was found by his family at his home in London
- His friend Boris Berezovsky was also found dead in 2013 in apparent suicide
- His death comes a week and a day after former Russian spy was attacked
A Russian exile has reportedly been found dead at his home in London just over a week after a nerve attack on a former double agent.
Nikolai Glushkov was discovered by his family and friends late on Monday night, The Guardian reported.
The 68-year-old was a businessman in Russia after the fall of Communism and had been a close associate of oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who was forced to flee Moscow after falling out with Vladimir Putin.
Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile and former associate of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky, has reportedly been found dead at his home in London
Glushkov was a close associate of Boris Berezovsky (right), who fell out with Vladmir Putin and fled Russia and was himself later found dead at his home in Berkshire
Mr Glushkov’s friend Damian Kudryavtsev posted a tribute on his Facebook page, with a photo of of Mr Glushkov and the simple message: ‘Nikolai Glushkov 1949-2018’.
Mr Berezovsky was himself found dead on a bathroom floor at his home in southern England in 2013 with a scarf around his neck.
A coroner concluded it was impossible to establish whether the oligarch was killed or committed suicide.
Mr Glushkov is said to have not believed his friend had taken his own life and insisted he was killed.
He said the tycoon’s former wife noticed marks on his neck minutes after he was found dead, adding: ‘A scarf was there. There were traces of him being strangled around the neck.’
He later told the Guardian: ‘Too many deaths [of Russian emigres] have been happening.’
Glushkov’s death came a week and a day after fellow Russian exile Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were critically injured in a nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
Glushkov spent five years in jail in Russia before being freed and claiming asylum in Britain