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Anisimov Money in Escrow

Boris Berezovsky won a London court order placing $600 million from Vasily Anisimov's sale of a stake in Metalloinvest Holding into an escrow account, said three people with knowledge of the matter.

Anisimov can't touch almost a quarter of the $2.5 billion VTB Group paid for his 20 percent of the mining company after the British High Court ruling in December, the people said, declining to be named because the ruling isn't public.

Berezovsky filed a claim in 2009 to recover money he said he loaned Anisimov to buy a mining asset that became part of Metalloinvest, two of the people said. The trial will begin in October, a spokesman for the businessman said by e-mail, asking not to be identified.


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