Jet-setting billionaire Leonid Rozhetskin, an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, vanished from his £1 million home just outside the Latvian capital Riga a week ago. Last night, Latvian authorities expressed fears that Mr. Rozhetskin, one of the co-founders and major shareholders in British business newspaper City AM, may have been murdered.
Latvian police say they have approached Scotland Yard for help in the light of Litvinenko’s death from radiation poisoning from polonium-210 in London in November 2006. The move prompted fears that 41-year-old Mr. Rozhetskin, who was a regular visitor to London for board meetings, may have been the victim of a political murder plot.
A Latvian police spokesman added that Mr. Rozhetskin had disappeared in “extremely worrying circumstances”.
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