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    In June 2009, the Krasnogorsk Court in the Moscow Region sentenced Berezovsky, a former State Duma Deputy and former Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council, to 13 years in prison in absentia on embezzlement charges. By that time, almost eight years had passed since a federal search warrant was issued for Berezovsky and since he requested political asylum in Britain, which he was granted in 2003.

    Boris Berezovsky, Russia’s most notorious political emigrant, died in the UK on Saturday, March 23, at the age of 67. He may have been the most high-profile Russian to have had a run-in with the law at home and been granted political asylum in the UK, but he was far from the only one. RIA Novosti recalls the most famous Russians to have sought refuge in the UK after falling from grace in their native country.

    Boris Berezovsky, Russia’s most notorious political emigrant, died in the UK on Saturday, March 23, at the age of 67. He may have been the most high-profile Russian to have had a run-in with the law at home and been granted political asylum in the UK, but he was far from the only one. RIA Novosti recalls the most famous Russians to have sought refuge in the UK after falling from grace in their native country.

     

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