Boris Berezovsky

Picture of Boris Berezovsky

Date of Birth: 01/23/1946

Age: 67

Place of birth: Moscow

Citizenship: Russia

Berezovsky - the main defender of the thief or Russian?

Berezovsky was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He supported Vladimir Putin`s candidacy during the presidential campaign of 1999-2000., But with the fall of 2000 until his death remained his political opponent. When Primakov Berezovsky was the first criminal case in 1999. When the deputy attorney general demanded that the tycoon appeared for questioning at the end of 2000, Berezovsky did not return from abroad and moved to Britain, where in 2003 he was granted political asylum.

Later, Berezovsky was convicted in absentia in Russia. He was charged with fraud, money laundering, embezzlement and attempting to seize power by force. On the first two points he was also charged with the Swiss prosecutor`s office. Russian authorities have repeatedly sought Berezovsky`s extradition from Britain, and the refusal to extradite him to become one of the main causes of diplomatic tension between Russia and Britain.

Boris Berezovsky was born on January 23, 1946 the first in Moscow, in a family of Jewish civil engineer Abram Markovich Berezovsky and Anna Alexandrovna Gelman. Boris vsegdapodcherkival his Jewish origin, although such was not on Jewish law, as his grandmother on his mother`s side was not Jewish.

Berezovsky studied applied mathematics. After defending his thesis entitled `Development of theoretical bases algorithmization decision-making and pre primeneniya` he received his doctorate in 1983. Its fabulous condition Boris amassed in Russia in the 1990s, when the country was carried out privatization of state property. He makes a profit, gain control of the various assets, including on the main Russian TV channel ORT.

The magazine estimated the state `Forbes` Berezovsky in 1997, 3 billion. USD. At the peak of political power, Berezovsky was in the later years of the reign of Boris Yeltsin, when he was deputy secretary of the Security Council. It is alleged that the oligarch was another influential Yeltsin`s daughter and was generally well received in the family. According to the information of a former Kremlin official, Yeltsin strongly disliked Berezovsky.

Berezovsky helped found a political party `Edinstvo`. In the words of a businessman, it is with its supply Putin was appointed director of the FSB, and came to power in 1999. However, after the election of the president of Russia in March 2000, Berezovsky went into opposition and resigned from the Duma. When Boris was in the UK, all of its television assets moved to the Russian government. In addition, he has lost and the other Russian holdings.

American journalist Paul Klebnikov, was released in 2000, the book `Godfather of the Kremlin, or a history of plundering Russia`, where he spent his investigation of how evolved Berezovsky career. Among other things, Klebnikov wrote that Berezovsky on the way to wealth collapsed and the whole company was mysteriously killed people. In 2004, a journalist was shot with a submachine gun; killer has not been found. Berezovsky proposed three versions of what happened, none of which did not appear himself.

On the territory of Great Britain, Boris and his colleagues, including Akhmed Zakayev, Alexander Litvinenko and Alex Goldfarb, became known as the `London krug` Russian exiles. Berezovsky has said publicly that he was busy performing mission - the overthrow of Putin `putem` force or through a bloodless revolution. In 2012, the oligarch has told the Internet on the basis of `Movement Voskreseniya` and put its program to establish a constitutional monarchy in Russia. In April of 2012, Berezovsky promised to pay a premium in the amount of 50 mln. Rubles. for Putin`s arrest, then increased the reward ten times. In addition, Boris said that for his assistance to Putin in 1999-2000. ready to appear before an open court.

Closer to Berezovsky`s death, his financial condition deteriorated badly, largely because of the lost ships. In 2012, he unsuccessfully tried to cool down more than 3 bln. Pounds from Roman Abramovich. Berezovsky said that because of the pressure exerted on him he sold the shares `Sibnefti` at a lower price. The Court found Boris` unreliable svidetelem` who believe that truth is - changeable and flexible concept that can be changed in order to meet their short-term goals. By the end of the life of Berezovsky dismissed the assistants, almost all the guards and sold part of his property.

Boris Berezovsky died on March 23 2013, in the bathroom locked inside a room in his house, 40 km from London. The inability to identify with certainty the circumstances of his death left open version of the murder and suicide.