Ilyumzhinov: Berezovsky was not the one who commits suicide after failure”

The weekly Interlocutor published an article entitled The Berezovsky Alphabet in which famous people recall different moments of his life. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov spoke about Berezovsky’s attitude to prophesy and religion.

Religion is a mysterious topic. It is believed that Berezovsky decided to baptize in 1994 after the assassination attempt. An Israeli intelligence officer Jacob Kedmi said it was caused only by drinking. One way or another, Berezovsky’s famous penitential letter is saturated with Christian rhetoric.


“We met dozens of times, before his departure from Russia and at his residence in Cannes and in London too,” recalls the first president of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

- Recently, he constantly spoke on spiritual topics. He told me: “You have met with the Dalai Lama and Vanga. Can you tell me what will happen next? ”
-He believed a little in all these stories, but I understood: he won’t be follower of Orthodoxy or any other religion. He always distanced himself from any theory. Probably, he needed religion for some of his affairs. Incidentally, I do not believe that he committed suicide. He was a very jovial person. He was not the character, not the player who who commits suicide after failure.