Nightly News | March 23, 2013
>>> 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.