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RFE/RL Reports: The Death of Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky


Boris Berezovsky arriving at the High Court in London, 10Mar2010

Boris Berezovsky arriving at the High Court in London, 10Mar2010

Businessman Boris Berezovsky, who was found dead at his home outside London on March 23 at the age of 67, was one of the key political figures in Russia in the 1990s during the presidency of Boris Yeltsin. RFE/RL looks back at his life.

# Berezovsky leaves the ultimate ambiguous legacy – he created President Vladimir Putin and then became Putin’s harshest critic. Correspondent Robert Coalson asks: will Putin and Putinism be the same without him?

# Russian Service Director Masha Gessen reflects on her 2008 interview with Berezovsky in preparation for her biography of Putin. (Note: in Russian.)

# In the space of a few decades, Berezovsky went from being an obscure academic to the master of Kremlin intrigue to a self-proclaimed exiled dissident. RFE/RL's Central Newsroom offers a photogallery of his rise and fall.

# A sampling of reactions from Twitter on the death of this complex and divisive figure.

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