Did Boris Berezovsky Kill Himself? More Compelling, Did He Kill Forbes Editor Paul Klebnikov

Mar 24, 2013 Full story: Forbes.com 26

Paul Klebnikov's body was barely cold on July 9, 2004, when Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky whipped out his tongue from its holster and publicly called the 41-year-old editor of Forbes-Russia "a dishonest reporter." It was an odious thing to say, not least because Paul's family was only starting to digest the news that he'd been shot nine times ... (more)

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#1 Mar 25, 2013
Paul Klebnikov’s body was barely cold on July 9, 2004, when Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky whipped out his tongue from its holster and publicly called the 41-year-old editor of Forbes-Russia “a dishonest reporter.” It was an odious thing to say, not least because Paul’s family was only starting to digest the news that he’d been shot nine times from a semiautomatic pistol as he walked out of his Moscow office. He survived a ride in an ambulance that wasn’t equipped with functioning oxygen equipment, but apparently died in a “stuck” elevator at a Moscow hospital.

Yesterday it was Berezovsky’s turn — his body was found in his locked bathroom in his mansion in England. A day earlier, he gave the last interview of his life, ironically enough to Forbes-Russia, where he told the reporter in a London hotel lobby that he had nothing to live for. And while it’s not nice to speak ill of the dead so soon after they expire, I think the 67-year-old oligarch has earned an exception here. Klebnikov was (and remains) the only investigative reporter who exposed Berezovsky for what he truly was: a corrupt, dangerous thug, a chronic (court-certified) liar, and – as Paul wrote in Forbes magazine and in a 2000 biography of Boris — the “Godfather of the Kremlin.”

Paul paid dearly for his groundbreaking investigative journalism about Berezovsky, in terms of six years of time-consuming and unwarranted litigation brought against him and Forbes by the onetime billionaire.(More on that case later.) He may also have paid for it with his life. That’s because Boris has long been one of the main suspects for masterminding the contract-killing of my old friend and colleague. Berezovsky’s sudden death may unlock long-kept secrets that could prove his guilt, or vindicate his claims that he had nothing to do with it. At least that’s my hope, for the sake not only of the Klebnikov family, but also for Berezovsky’s descendants.

For nearly nine years, the Klebnikovs have worked tirelessly for justice — meeting with Russian officials, prosecutors, lawyers, anyone who might have a shred of information to share about the case.“Boris Berezovsky was a symbol of everything that went wrong in Russia in the past 25 years,” Paul’s brother Peter told me today.“I will not miss him. The Russian government is convinced he killed Paul. It’s conceivable; he certainly was evil enough and unbalanced enough to do it. But we have seen no evidence from the Russian side. Therefore we urge President Putin to produce the evidence and finally mount a serious investigation into who ordered my brother’s murder.”

One fear is that, instead of Berezovsky’s death creating a space for more sunlight in the case, it could have the opposite effect.“Our ongoing concern is that there will be a lack of incentive and interest on the part of the Russian prosecutors and the Russian government to continue to focus on the open investigation,” says Michael Klebnikov, another brother of Paul’s.“We’re still looking for clear answers as to who is responsible for the murder of an American citizen who was doing his job.”

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#2 Mar 25, 2013
???

It won't let me quote from the article!

Like Berezovsky, Nukhaev had a motive. He was also furious about a book that Paul had written about him — this one published in 2003 and titled “Conversation with a Barbarian.” Over the next year, Paul was gathering string for future articles that linked Nukhaev and other Chechen warlords with Berezovsky. One focus of his was possible links to Berezovsky involving the misuse of Chechnya reconstruction funds, following the second Russian-Chechen war in 2000.

Here’s where it gets even more interesting. Last summer, Berezovsky’s Chechen links came to the surface in a $6.5 billion London lawsuit that he had brought (and lost) against Roman Abramovich, a rival Russian oligarch. Abramovich claimed during the trial that Boris had links to Chechen terrorists, while an ex-Chechen separatist claimed that Boris financed separatists in the 1990s.

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#3 Mar 25, 2013
British police are literally leaving no stone unturned in their probe of his death, even searching the mansion’s lawn for chemical, biological and nuclear materials.

When that’s done, Scotland Yard might want to consider focusing its attention on how and why England has become a retirement paradise for hundreds, if not thousands, of toxic Russian gangsters. For more than a decade, many of them have abused the country’s legal system and financial markets with relative impunity.
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Yeah, I would like to know why too!
vote for chimps

Moscow, Russia

#4 Mar 25, 2013
I heard he was a bankrupt.
This is plausible that he commited a suicide.

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#5 Mar 25, 2013
Here is the original article about Berezovsky from 1996

Godfather of the Kremlin?

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/1996/1230/581509...
The Iron Dictator

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#6 Mar 25, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
Here is the original article about Berezovsky from 1996
Godfather of the Kremlin?
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/1996/1230/581509...
Sunshine,I like you now more then Annie.
Could we be friends again?
well

Hamilton, Canada

#7 Mar 25, 2013
Putinko killed Berezovsky. This time he didn't use polonium. Polonium caused Putinko major problems last time he killed Litvinenko.
Oliver Cromwell

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#10 Mar 25, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
British police are literally leaving no stone unturned in their probe of his death, even searching the mansion’s lawn for chemical, biological and nuclear materials.
When that’s done, Scotland Yard might want to consider focusing its attention on how and why England has become a retirement paradise for hundreds, if not thousands, of toxic Russian gangsters. For more than a decade, many of them have abused the country’s legal system and financial markets with relative impunity.
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Yeah, I would like to know why too!
We have also given a Home to Terrorists,one an Italian Fascist and a Chechen Terrorist leader.

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#11 Mar 25, 2013
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
<quoted text>We have also given a Home to Terrorists,one an Italian Fascist and a Chechen Terrorist leader.
One Word. MONEY.
Look at Roman Abramovich,dodgy as F*ck
Oliver Cromwell

Blackburn, UK

#12 Mar 25, 2013
Neal P wrote:
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One Word. MONEY.
Look at Roman Abramovich,dodgy as F*ck
Money is part of it,those people under Yeltsin plundered Russia our Ruling class just love that sort of filth because they are the same.
The Iron Dictator

Podgorica, Montenegro

#13 Mar 25, 2013
Neal P wrote:
<quoted text>
One Word. MONEY.
Look at Roman Abramovich,dodgy as F*ck
Roman Abramovich is Jew.
Jews are different from other Races.
Jews are like Aliens..

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#14 Mar 25, 2013
The Iron Dictator wrote:
<quoted text>Sunshine,I like you now more then Annie.
Could we be friends again?
Why have you changed your mind?

Is it because you learned I am a beautiful model with a lot of money??

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#15 Mar 25, 2013
well wrote:
Putinko killed Berezovsky. This time he didn't use polonium. Polonium caused Putinko major problems last time he killed Litvinenko.
Boris Berezovsky died by hanging, police say
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21934079

Boris Berezovsky's death consistent with hanging, postmortem finds
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/25/b...

Russian tycoon Berezovsky died by hanging: police
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/25/us-...

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#16 Mar 25, 2013
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
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We have also given a Home to Terrorists,one an Italian Fascist and a Chechen Terrorist leader.
I know :(
hmmm

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#17 Mar 27, 2013
You also excel in slavery and sex trafficking, thanks to all the Kosovars you 'gave refuge to'. How's that working out?
The Iron Dictator

Podgorica, Montenegro

#18 Mar 27, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>Why have you changed your mind?
Is it because you learned I am a beautiful model with a lot of money??
Sunshine,you are Beautiful Model with a lot of money??

OMG...???????
Lies!
You are ugly and poor...ha ha ha!!

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#19 Mar 27, 2013
The Iron Dictator wrote:
<quoted text>Sunshine,you are Beautiful Model with a lot of money??
OMG...???????
Lies!
You are ugly and poor...ha ha ha!!
What?! I would never lie to you!

I cannot marry a man who accuses me of lying with NO evidence!
You will have to marry Annie now.
hmmm

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#20 Mar 28, 2013
I heard Platon first tried drinking hemlock thinking he was Plato but it only gave him indigestion.
Jewish pride

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#21 Mar 28, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>What?! I would never lie to you!
I cannot marry a man who accuses me of lying with NO evidence!
You will have to marry Annie now.
He has no chance with Annie and Milena has already turned him down.
I think he has to try that sweatbeauty.
The Iron Dictator

Podgorica, Montenegro

#23 Mar 28, 2013
Jewish pride wrote:
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He has no chance with Annie and Milena has already turned him down.
I think he has to try that sweatbeauty.
Sunshine it stil open to Marriage.
Who know...?

Just if I could find Her picture...?
Do some one have picture on Sunshine..I must see how She looks!

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