I found Mr. Berezovsky an unimpressive, and inherently unreliable, witness, who regarded truth as a transitory, flexible concept, which could be moulded to suit his current purposes. At times the evidence which he gave was deliberately dishonest; sometimes he was clearly making his evidence up as he went along in response to the perceived difficulty in answering the questions in a manner consistent with his case; at other times, I gained the impression that he was not necessarily being deliberately dishonest, but had deluded himself into believing his own version of events.
I think you can guess who won, if you didn't already know :)
The big surprise is that Berezovsky - who claimed asylum here nearly ten years ago, who was accepted as a refugee eight years ago, and is never going to go near Russia as long as Putin is anywhere near power there - is still treated as resident in Russia for tax purposes.
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