Russian oligarch, Kremlin critic Berezovsky dies in Britain
LONDON (AFP) - Boris Berezovsky, the exiled Russian oligarch and long-time opponent of the Kremlin, died at his home in Britain on Saturday in "unexplained" circumstances, his spokesman and police said.
Police said they had launched a full investigation into the 67-year-old's death in the well-heeled commuter town of Ascot, near London.
Berezovsky's lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky said on Russian television the tycoon had committed suicide after suffering from weeks of depression over his huge debts, although another friend strongly denied this.
Berezovsky settled in Britain more than a decade ago after going into "self-imposed exile" where he became one of the most outspoken critics of President Vladimir Putin.