The 68-year-old’s society was discovered by his family and friends late on Monday night.
The cause of destruction is not yet clear but ‘strangulation’ marks were found on the deceased’s neck, be consistent to Russian newspaper Kommersant.
Metropolitan Police confirmed a man in his 60s was found at a home base in Clarence Avenue, New Malden, on Monday and that the cause of his death is unexplained.
Counter-terrorism the long arm of the law are leading investigations “as a precaution” although there is no suggestion that Mr Glushkov’s expiration is linked to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Scribal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.
Who is Nikolai Glushkov?
Mr Glushkov was the former deputy steersman of airline Aeroflot and a former finance manager of ActoVAZ.
He was a close associate of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who was a patron of murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko.
Berezovsky fell out with
Nikolai Glushkov: Who is friend of Putin critic Boris Berezovsky set up dead in UK?
Glushkov moved to the UK in 2006 after a Moscow court ruled him to a two-year suspended sentence for fraud in 2006.
In March last year, he was sentenced to eight years in confinement in absentia and issued a one million Russian Ruble fine for allegedly tricking Aeroflot of $122 million during his tenure as finance director there in the up to date 1990s.
At the time of his death, he was living alone in New Malden, south-west London and was turned to be a ’nice man’ who used to give his neighbour’s children gifts at Christmas.
A neighbour, who about a invited to remain anonymous, said: “He used to say hello in the street and he came to turn our children gifts at Christmas, he was a nice man.
Nikolay Glushkov, victory from the left, with Boris Berezovsky
“I think he lived on his own, he spirited there for about two years but we didn’t see him regularly, just occasionally when he was putting the eyewash out and things like that.
“I didn’t notice anything last edge of night, we didn’t hear anything but there are two tents in the garden.
“I don’t think I’ve seen him in the stand up week or so, I hadn’t noticed him, but I don’t know what’s happened – the police said they are even searching and there are lots of police cars.”