No proof has been found of so far of businessman Boris Berezovsky's suspected involvement in the murder of journalists Vladislav Listyev and Anna Politkovskaya and State Duma Deputy Vladimir Golovyov, the Investigative Committee's official spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Monday.
"Berezovsky's suspected involvement in the murder of Listyev, Politkovskaya and Golovlyov has been checked, but the information obtained during the investigation has not been confirmed so far," he said.
On the night of Dec. 24, the Rossiya-1 TV Channel broadcast journalist Andrei Kondrashov's documentary about Boris Berezovsky, which carried interviews with several of his former colleagues, including Andrei Lugovoi, the fugitive oligarch's former security guard and now State Duma Deputy, as well as former chiefs of the Russian and Ukrainian special services and late Russian President Boris Yeltsin's former security chief Alexander Korzhakov.
The author of the film points to a suspected link between Berezovsky and high-profile murders of the past several decades, including the murder of prominent TV journalist Vlad Listyev and co-chairman of the Liberal Russia party Sergei Yushenkov.
In the film, Lugovoi says that several people from Berezovsky's entourage also died under mysterious circumstances.
"Take Golovyov and Yushenkov [Liberal Russia co-chairmen Vladimir Golovyov and Sergei Yushenkov], Berezovsky's allies in the Liberal Party of Russia. Both were killed near the front doors of their homes. I think, I do not rule out that Berezovsky might be behind all those murders," Lugovoi said.
On Dec. 14, Markin announced that former police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, who was convicted in connection with Novaya Gazeta correspondent Anna Politkovskaya's murder, had revealed the names of the masterminds. "He learnt from Gaidukayev that Berezovsky and Zakayev had ordered Poliktovskaya's murder," the spokesman said.
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