myworld.ebay.co.uk Roman Abramovich was accused on Tuesday of "smearing" Boris Berezovsky by suggesting the exiled Russian oligarch had connections to Chechen gangsters. The Chelsea football club owner, who was giving evidence for the second day in the High Court, was asked about his relationship with Mr Berezovsky who he says he paid $1.3bn for krysha or political protection whilst he was building up his fortune in the 1990s. More On this story * Abramovich admits 'not very ethical' actions * Case opens murky world of Russian business * Reuben gives evidence in Abramovich court feud * Analysis Russians in London: Super-rich in court * Oligarch's girlfriend alleges blackmail attempt The court heard Laurence Rabinowitz QC, acting for Mr Berezovsky, put it to Mr Abramovich that parts of his witness statement in which he suggested Mr Berezovsky had links to Chechen criminal gangs and Chechen terrorists were an "utterly unjustified smear". "In order to try and avoid Mr Berezovsky winning this action, you will resort to smearing him by trying to associate him with criminal gangs and anything else you think will assist you by making him look bad in front of this court," Mr Rabinowitz told the oligarch in cross-examination. Mr Abramovich replied: "No I do not agree. I'm just trying to describe the situation." The oligarch claims that the krysha he needed from Mr Berezovsky was for political rather than physical protection. However, Mr Abramovich also claimed on Tuesday that the <b>...</b>
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