Support The Moscow Times!

Berezovsky's Mother Seeks Putin Truce

Boris Berezovsky’s 87-year-old mother, Anna Alexandrovna, regularly advises her son: “Borya, make peace with Vova,” the entrepreneur told Moskovsky Komsomolets. He did not say whether he intends to follow her advice.

Berezovsky said his mother lives in France, where “the climate is very suitable for the elderly,” but they see each other rarely because he is banned from entering the country. He noted that his mother managed to figure out how to use an iPhone before he did.

Berezovsky has lived in Britain, where he received political asylum, since 2003. Russia placed him on a wanted list in September 2001 on charges of fraud, money laundering and attempted forcible seizure of power.

Berezovsky said he is “enjoying life” and “teaching the basics of leading a civilized business” to authoritative Russian businessmen such as Roman Abramovich and Vasily Anisimov in a London court. Berezovsky is suing Anisimov for a stake in the Mikhailovsky plant and Abramovich on charges of pressuring him to sell his stakes in Sibneft, RusAl and ORT.

Read the original Vedomosti article here.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

Please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world's largest country.