Kremlin Condemns Exile’s Revolutionary Plot
Posted on Apr 13, 2007
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood suspense thriller, but exiled Russian multimillionaire Boris Berezovsky seems quite serious about his scheme to oust President Vladimir Putin’s Moscow government in a “violent overthrow.” To Putin and the Kremlin, though, the London-based Berezovsky’s threats sound more like a criminal offense than a screenplay.
The Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has told the Guardian he is plotting the violent overthrow of President Putin from his base in Britain after forging close contacts with members of Russia’s ruling elite.
In comments which appear calculated to enrage the Kremlin, and which will further inflame relations between London and Moscow, the multimillionaire claimed he was already bankrolling people close to the president who are conspiring to mount a palace coup.