Nikolai Glushkov, who had links to Putin critic, dies i…

Tom Winter and Alexander Smith

A close associate of an outspoken critic of Russian leader Vladimir Putin has been found dead in his London home.

Nikolai Glushkov also once testified against billionaire Roman Abramovich, a Putin ally who is also the owner of the Chelsea Football Club, in a court case.

Glushkov, 69, previously worked for a company owned by Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky. In the 1990s, he held a senior position with Russian airline Aeroflot.

Image: A police officer stands guard outside the home of Nikolai Glushkov

A police officer stands guard outside of Nikolai Glushkov’s home on Tuesday.