Embassy comment on the state of the investigation into the death of Nikolay Glushkov

Nine months have passed since former Deputy General Director of Aeroflot Nikolay Glushkov, a national of the Russian Federation, mysteriously died in London.

One would argue that the investigators have had plenty of time to present their lines of inquiry. However, the crime continues to be passed over in silence by politicians and the media.

We are deeply concerned about the fact that the British authorities have deliberately ignored our numerous queries, including the request of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation for legal assistance in Russia’s criminal case into the death of Nikolay Glushkov, which was forwarded to the Home Office as early as in April. The Embassy’s proposals to arrange a meeting between the Russian Ambassador and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner or bilateral expert consultations between law enforcement agencies have been left without answer.

Such attitude suggests that the British authorities have something to hide from the public.

It is absolutely unacceptable that the causes of a Russian citizen’s death on the British soil should be purposefully concealed. We insist that the British authorities provide the Russian side with a full official update on the investigation into the case of Nikolay Glushkov.