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The Rise And Fall Of Boris Berezovsky

Businessman Boris Berezovsky, who was found dead at his home outside London on March 23, was one of the key political figures in Russia in the 1990s during the presidency of Boris Yeltsin. Berezovsky, 67, was a leading figure among the Yeltsin-era "oligarchs," a group of politically connected businessmen who profited mightily from the wave of privatizations that followed the break-up of the Soviet Union. Berezovsky used his influence to help engineer current President Vladimir Putin's rise to power. However, he later fell out with the Kremlin leader and went into exile in 2000 in the United Kingdom, where he became one of the most outspoken critics of the Russian administration. (18 PHOTOS)