Dead Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov’s daughter in hiding over £87million debt


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Dead Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov’s daughter in hiding over £87million debt
Natalia Glushkova daughter of Nikolai Glushkov has vanished (Picture: Facebook)

The daughter of a dead Russian exile has gone into hiding amid claims his £87million debt has been passed on to her.

Nikolai Glushkov’s body was discovered by his ‘traumatised’ daughter Natalia Glushkova in his south west London home on Monday.

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Aeroflot has claimed Glushkov embezzled £87million with anti-Putin billionaire Boris Berezovsky, who was found dead in 2013.

The ongoing court case has continued in Moscow despite his death, with Russian prosecutors planning to saddle the debts on Glushkov’s heirs, Natalia and her older brother Dmitry.

FILE - In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, ex-deputy director general of Aeroflot airlines company Nikolay Glushkov leaves the Lefortovsky court escorted by police officers, after the judge refused to release him on bail, in Moscow. Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, a close friend of Putin critic Boris Berezovsky, was found dead late Monday March 12, 2018. Police confirmed they are treating the death as unexplained and have put countert errorism detectives in charge of the case. (Pavel Smertin/Kommersant Photo via AP, file)
Nikolai Glushkov was found dead by his family on Monday with marks on his neck (Picture: AP)

‘After receiving confirmed information about the death of the debtor, the bailiff will replace him with his legal successors,’ said a representative of Russia’s Bailiff Service.

Natalia, who is in her 30s, is studying a Master’s degree at the University of Westminster.

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The cause of his death is currently unclear.

Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, who are leading the investigation at his home in Clarence Avenue, New Malden, have said there is currently no evidence to suggest a link between Glushkov’s death and poisoned spy Sergei Skripal.

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Russian prosecutors are preparing to go after Natalia over her father’s unpaid debts (Picture: Facebook)

Scotland Yard has stated the unusual step of putting counter-terrorism officers in charge of the investigation is down to Glushkov’s past.

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Glushkov received political asylum in London in 2011 after being jailed in 2004 over claims of financial impropriety when he was in charge of Aeroflot.

He has previously said that he would be killed on his way to court: ‘I was told the way it would happen. I would be run over by a truck.’

His friend Berezovsky was found dead in his home in southern England in 2013.

A police forensic officer gets something from a van as a community support officer stands guard beside a cordon and tents setup outside a house in New Malden, south west London, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, which has been sealed-off after Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was found dead. British counterterrorism police on Tuesday took charge of the investigation into the death of the Russian businessman because he was connected to a prominent Kremlin foe. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Police pictured investigating the property in New Malden, London, where Glushkov was found dead (Picture: AP)

A coroner concluded that it was impossible to establish whether the oligarch had been killed or committed suicide.

Glushkov had previously claimed that Berezovsky and Alexander Litvinenko, a double agent who was killed with polonium posion, had been on a Kremlin hit list.

Last year, Glushkov appeared on a list published by the Russian Embassy in London of Russians wanted for serious crimes whom the UK had refused to extradite.

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