Why Britain Has Granted Asylum to Banker Borodin

BBC Russian Service

The British Home Office denies political asylum to 99 per cent of the seekers, BBC lawyers say; therefore, Andrei Borodin had to produce solid proofs of his having been pressured politically in Russia.

It became known on Friday that Andrei Borodin, former head of the Bank of Moscow, had received political asylum in Great Britain. Earlier, the British office would deny that and Borodin himself would refuse to comment on his status. Continue reading