As Vladimir Putin prepares to take office, fugitive Boris Berezovsky is offering $16.7 million to anyone who detains Putin at his inauguration. The sum has increased ten-fold since his previous offer, evidently ignoring the economic crisis.
Despite being stripped of property and bank accounts in Switzerland, Monaco, France and Ukraine, Berezovsky has still reckons he has the funds to pursue his ideas of justice for Russia. On Sunday Berezovsky told his Facebook followers he agreed that 50 million rubles ($1.67 million) was not enough for such a grand action as capturing “Putin and his sidekicks.”
The renewed call to capture the president-elect “alive” comes on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration in the Kremlin, while Moscow police have detained hundreds of opposition activists protesting the results of March’s presidential poll.
There were no problems though at Vladimir Putin’s inauguration, which lasted about 40 minutes. This is Putin’s third term as President of Russia.