Stranger Than Fiction


MUST GO?: Russian demands for the extradition of exiled businessman Boris Berezovsky have been turned down by Britain

Boris Berezovsky isn't the easiest of guests. The 61-year-old Russian exile, granted asylum by Britain in 2003, travels with personal bodyguards, as befits a man who has amassed great wealth and fierce enemies. The Russian government has petitioned Britain to extradite Berezovsky to face fraud charges, while some, claim Berezovsky, have in mind other ends for him. Scotland Yard confirmed on July 18 that a man was arrested last month on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and deported to Russia. Berezovsky said he was the target; according to the Sun newspaper, the hit man planned to shoot Berezovsky at the Hilton...

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