Nightly News   |  March 23, 2013

Russian tycoon Berezovsky found dead

Exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent Russian opposition figure, was found dead at his home near London on Saturday. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> a well-known russian tycoon who amassed great wealth after the fall of the soviet union was found dead today in england. boris birz off ski was a close ally of former president boris yeltsin . in return for backing yeltsin he was able to buy former state assets at bargain prices. he also helped vladimir putin rise to power but later had a falling-out with putin and moved to england. the circumstances of his death were unclear. bare zof ski was 67 years old.