Death of Russian exile Nikolai Gushkov in London had to look like suicide

The body of the Russian exile, Nikolai Gloeshkov, murdered in London, was left in such a way that it looked like suicide. Around his neck a dog leash was wrapped, next to the body stood a kitchen staircase, and on the stairs lay another rope, it appeared Friday at a session on

the judicial investigation of Gushkovs death in 2018. Aeroflot. He was also a friend of businessman Boris Berezovsky. Around 2000 they had a fight with Vladimir Putin, after which they fled to Britain. As exiles, they continued to criticize Putin. In March 2013, Berezovsky was found dead on his estate near London. Cause of death has still not been clarified. Another friend, former spy Alexander Litvinenko, died in 2006 after poisoning.

Gloeshkov was found dead in his London home on 12 March 2018. A preliminary investigation showed that he was strangled. According to the experts, he was attacked from behind and quickly disabled, writing British media. There were no signs of a prolonged struggle. Despite hearing 1800 witnesses and viewing 2200 hours of CCTV footage, the police have not yet made arrests in the murder case and no motive has yet been established.

On the day Gloeshkov was found dead, he should have appeared in a court in London, because Aeroflot accused him of fraud. A week earlier, Russian ex-double spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve gas in southern England.