Let us stop to comprehend this information. It turns out that the president and his people take close associates of businessmen in hostages (in Gusinsky’s case it was Anton Titov and in Berezovsky’s case it was Glushkov. Two other employees of Aeroflot were arrested with him), and like Chechen terrorists or gangsters demand a ransom for the kidnapped person. In this case they demand company shares. Moreover, as Patarkatzishvili explains, the Kremlin made a mistake; in real fact Berezovsky was never linked to Aeroflot. Here is Patarkatzishvili’s explanation: “The Aeroflot case investigated since 1998 was cooked by a direct order of Primakov when he was prime minister and directed against Berezovsky. Dependently from Berezovsky’s relationship with the power it was closed and reopened again. When Berezovsky helped Putin on the elections the Prosecutor General closed down the case. When he went against Putin it reopened it. But since Berezovsky never worked in the Aeroflot it was impossible to tie him to this case, no matter how hard the Prosecutor General worked.
– But I am associating Berezovsky with Aeroflot too, the journalist notices.
– He didn’t work in Aeroflot – it’s clear. He didn’t work in Aeroflot – in other words he was never linked with any responsibilities, contracts or other actions that could be interpreted as his work with Aeroflot.
– Then why this staunch association?
– Because the power never controlled the ongoing processes and didn’t know who has Aeroflot shares; it always considered that we possess a significant share holding in Aeroflot. And wanted to strike a blow from this side.
– But stroked Glushkov instead, the journalist says.