The search was sparked after a paramedic’s personal electronic dosimeter (PED) – a health and safety device – was triggered.
He survived numerous assassination attempts, including a bomb that decapitated his chauffeur.
And I had an idealistic idea of what democracy is in the centre of Europe.
It’s now been confirmed that the buyer was Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 24-year-old daughter of Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, a potash tycoon said to be worth $9.1 billion and the largest shareholder in the Bank of Cyprus. Ekaterina Rybolovleva made headlines in late 2011 when she bought former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill’s penthouse at 15 Central Park West for $88 million, one of the biggest residential real estate deals in New York City history. A representative of the Rybolovlev family confirmed the Skorpios deal to Forbes, saying in a statement: “A company belonging to a trust acting in the interest of Ekaterina Rybolovleva has completed the purchase of a group of companies formerly ultimately owned by Mrs Athina Onassis.
Amongst the assets of this group of companies are the islands of Scorpios and Sparti.” She will reportedly use it for leisure and as a long-term investment.
“There is nothing that I wish more today than to return to Russia,” he is quoted as saying.
“I had underestimated how dear Russia is to me and how little I can stand being an emigre. I had a very idealistic idea on how to build a democratic Russia.
Thames Police said Mr Berezovsky, 67, was found by an employee dead on his bathroom floor on Saturday afternoon. A Home Office post-mortem examination is to be carried out.
Mr Berezovsky emigrated to the UK in 2000 after falling out with Russia’s president, and was granted asylum in 2003.We do not have any evidence at this stage to suggest third party involvement,” Det Ch Insp Kevin Brown of Thames Valley Police said.“We are acutely aware of the level of interest into his death and are focused on conducting a thorough investigation as we would with any unexplained death.” Mr Berezovsky’s body was reportedly found by an employee, who called an ambulance at GMT on Saturday.In 2003 he was granted political asylum in Britain on the grounds that his life would be in danger in Russia.He was married twice and had six children – two with each of his wives and two with a long-term partner.Source: There is no evidence so far that a “third party” was involved in the death of Boris Berezovsky, police say.