Russia needed to have Boris Berezovsky dead before the Boston bombing in April 2013 if it was responsible for it. If Berezovsky was alive, he would have accused Putin of being behind the Boston Bombing. So if Russia knew it was coming, it also knew it had to have Berezovsky dead if it wanted to avoid that. Berezovsky was a billionaire and former ruler of Russia in effect. His speaking out would have carried weight and been widely reported.
Did Russia know the Boston Bombing was coming in April 2013? Did it know the date and the place?
Putin’s comments after the Boston Bombing about Anatoly Chubais advised by CIA agents, ie Andrei Shleifer.
The coming of Sergei Guriev as a fake dissident fleeing Russia.
The use of the CIA outing in Moscow to distract attention from Snowden leaving Hawaii. Once both were public, Berezovsky would have seen that Putin had used the CIA in May to distract Snowden leaving Hawaii.
Berezovskly also would have understood how Putin was using leverage over Michael McFaul from the plagiarism kompromat on Duffie.
What about before Snowden?
Berezovsky would have seen Snowden as linked to the Boston Bombing and possible to the Aaron Swartz case. He might have spoken up about Russia’s surveillance systems and methods.
When Pierre Wauthier was killed, Berezovsky could have seen that it was about Ackermann gathering information from Russia
and Wauthier suspecting it.
The consideration of Larry Summers for the Fed chairman and then Stanley Fischer for vice chairman. Berezovsky might have tried to make a deal to expose them or leak information.
What about the bombings in Volgograd before the Olympics?
Berezovsky would have said Putin was behind them.
Josef Ackermann joining Renova Group would also have given Berezovsky a chance to speak out.
Stanford SIEPR Agenda Day award to Stanley Fischer. Berezovsky would have seen through the whole thing as well as Sergei Guriev going there.
The invasion of Crimea, Berezovsky would have opposed. Berezovsky would have seen that Putin was using Stanley Fischer as leverage over Obama, because Obama was complicit in covering up Fischer’s crimes. Berezovsky could have spoken out or leaded information.
The further invasion of Eastern Ukraine, Lugansk (or Luhansk) and Donetsk would have been the same thing. Berezovsky would have been tempted by each act of Putin to reuse the Stanley Fischer kompromat to speak out or leak out.
This is draft and preliminary. The above is hypotheses and speculation. Comments and corrections welcome. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.