Saturday, January 23, 2016

On the polonium trail: How Russian assassins poisoned ex-spy Litvinenko


Three spies walk into a bar. Hours later, one of them falls ill. He begins vomiting, his hair falls out and blisters appear in his mouth. Twenty-two days after the meeting, he dies.

It's part "walks into a bar" joke, part John le Carré spy novel. But this is the true story of the assassination of a Russian spy by two of his own.

The day was Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. By all accounts it was a gorgeous autumn day in London

Security cameras captured Alexander Litvinenko on his way to meet two fellow comrades from the shadowy world of Russian intelligence, read a high-profile report about the murder released on Thursday in Britain Read more...

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