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Another "Putin critic" who got an urge to kill himself, after a visit from Polonium Pavel Novichok Nina Strangler Serguey.

Nikolai Glushkov: Putin critic 'strangled in London home by third party'

A Russian exile was strangled in his own home by a third party, a coroner has ruled.

Businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found dead in New Malden in south-west London in March 2018.

West London Coroner's Court heard there was evidence to suggest his death was made to look like a suicide and there had been "third-party involvement".

by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Apr 10th, 2021 at 03:45:49 PM EST
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Putin has always been thuggish and has long used political homicides as an instrument of state policy. He, Kim, to a slightly lesser Erdogan, and MBS are soul mates in that regard. Don't expect change while they remain in power. One can only hope that they will turn  on each other or fall victim to the same tactics themselves.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Apr 10th, 2021 at 07:27:08 PM EST
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I doubt they'll fall out. The plan is to remake Western governments in their image. These extreme nationalists all understand each other - and I'd add Netanyahu, Modi, and Jinping to the list.

Putin is particularly dangerous. The Trump Coup nearly succeeded, and it's unlikely that will be his last attempt to install a puppet government in the US. Just as Brexit won't be his last attempt to install a compliant far-right nationalist regime in the EU.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Apr 10th, 2021 at 11:00:06 PM EST
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Hold the Jokes, Please: Aeroflot Buffs Its Image | NY Times - June 25, 1997 | [cached]

CFO of Aeroflot is Nikolai Glushkov, who is also acting chairman of Logovaz, a leading media and oil conglomerate founded by Boris A. Berezovsky. Mr. Berezovsky, who handed control of Logovaz over to Mr. Glushkov when he became deputy secretary of the National Security Council, is a business leader who helped to bankroll Mr. Yeltsin's re-election campaign last summer. Mr. Berezovsky's companies are a symbol of the cozy co-dependence between big business and the Kremlin.

Family members of Yeltsin were well cared for. The risks came much later in the Putin era. Berezovsky lost out too in London in a feud with the Chelsea magnate who is now exiled in Tel Aviv. Great stuff.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 at 08:48:41 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Apr 12th, 2021 at 03:34:22 PM EST
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If you were to make a list of Hollywood personalities who might help your political cause, Charlie Sheen would be quite a ways down it.
by asdf on Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 01:02:59 AM EST
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Fortunately, the list of weapons is long and harrowing.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 11:35:03 AM EST
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And don't forget the simultaneous hysteria over China.

Need to rile up the masses, diverting them from misrule at home.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 04:16:25 PM EST
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Are they going to drop him from a bomber or shoot him out of a cannon?

I'm good either way.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 04:21:36 PM EST
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He stole (according to the Russian prosecutor) 123 million USD from Aeroflot in the 90ies. No matter the exakt sum, there may be more then one person with motive here.
by fjallstrom on Mon Apr 12th, 2021 at 06:09:59 PM EST
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Germany's Greens chancellor candidate vows to get tough on Russia and China
Regarding the Ukrainian government's wish to join the European Union and NATO, Baerbock said sovereign states could decide their alliances for themselves, but added that for now it was more important to reach a de-escalation in the region.

Turning to China, Baerbock said China was too big to simply cut off ties. Still, liberal democracies must uphold their values which means Europe could, for example, think about banning certain products, she said.... Baerbock also called for a European army under the supervision of the European Parliament and outlined steps towards a de-nuclearisation of Germany in consultation with allies.

by Cat on Sat Apr 24th, 2021 at 06:46:06 PM EST
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