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Quiet funeral held for colorful Russian tycoon

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- Boris Berezovsky, the combative Russian tycoon who died in late March in an apparent suicide, was quietly laid to rest Wednesday in a London suburb.

Police: Berezovsky apparently hanged self

LONDON, March 26 (UPI) -- Boris Berezovsky, the financially distressed Russian oligarch living in Britain, appears to have hanged himself, police said Monday.

Findings in Berezovsky's autopsy due out

LONDON, March 25 (UPI) -- British police say they are waiting for results of an autopsy on exiled Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky as they keep looking into his mysterious death.

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No 'third party' in Berezovsky death

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- British authorities said they have ruled out "third-party involvement" in the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.

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Former Russian oligarch dies

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- Police are investigating the death of Boris Berezovsky, 67, one of Russia's richest oligarchs, after his lawyer said he may have taken his own life Saturday.

Biggest British civil suit ends year later

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A British court awarded Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich $6.5 billion in a year-long lawsuit that pitted him against a former friend and business partner.

Millions of Russians head to the polls

MOSCOW, March 13 (UPI) -- Millions of Russians voted Sunday in about 3,200 regional elections across the country, officials said.

Official: Abramovich to build cement plant

MOSCOW, July 4 (UPI) -- Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich intends to build a $500 million cement plant in the Ural Mountains, a regional official has confirmed.
Winehouse was paid $2M for gallery gig

Winehouse was paid $2M for gallery gig

MOSCOW, June 13 (UPI) -- Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich paid Amy Winehouse $2 million to sing for about an hour at the opening of his girlfriend's Moscow art gallery, sources said.

List of Britain's richest released

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- The richest 1,000 people in Britain have seen their wealth quadruple since 1997, figures show.

Moscow now city of billionaires?

MOSCOW, April 20 (UPI) -- Moscow, once the bastion of worldwide communism, may now have more billionaires than any other city on Earth, a business publication says.

Russian tycoon has no Alaska tunnel plan

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire who owns the Chelsea Football Club in Britain, denies any plans to dig a tunnel under the Bering Strait.

Anti-Semitic mail sent to Chelsea manager

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Israeli manager of Britain's Chelsea Football Club has become the target of an anti-Semitic hate campaign that has inspired a counter-campaign.

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Gazprom Neft mulls venture with LUKoil; Gazprom Neft to invest $50B by 2020; Indonesia's domestic airlines to raise fuel surcharges
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Will Putin step down?

PARIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The big question in Russian politics is not only who will replace President Vladimir Putin when he is required by the constitution to step down after serving two consecutive terms, but whether Putin himself leaves politics.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Number of billionaire Brits up 20 percent

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- The number of Britons living at billionaire status has risen 20 percent in just a year, which is three times the number from 2003, the Sunday Times reported. The London newspaper published its annual list of Britain's 1,000 wealthiest people, and Indian-b

Cowell jumps up the wealth charts

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- No one in Britain is piling up money in the entertainment business faster these days than entrepreneur Simon Cowell, now worth some $200 million.

Abramovich marriage ends after 16 years

MOSCOW, March 14 (UPI) -- Billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich and his wife, Irina, have confirmed that they were divorced in Russia after 16 years of marriage.

U.S. to scrutinize Abramovich's steel plan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Washington intends to scrutinize the proposed purchase of a big U.S. steel company by a Russian billionaire with links to the Kremlin.

Murdoch daughter tops power blondes list

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes is the only man on Tatler magazine's list of the 10 world's most powerful blondes.

U.S. soccer fans flock to Chelsea

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. soccer fans are rushing to catch up with the Chelsea phenomenon as the British team holds its preseason training in the United States.

Abrahamovich eyes stake in Evraz

MOSCOW, June 19 (UPI) -- Millhouse Capital, the holding company of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, is buying 42 percent of Russian steel group Evraz Group SA.
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