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On This Day In Photos: Alexander Litvinenko Is Murdered In London

ON This Day In Photos – November 23, 2006: Alexander Litvinenko died.He had been poisoned. His death was slow agonising. Who killed the former KGB spy? We may never know.

In 2000, Litvinenko his wife and son fled Putin’s Russia. He would work for Boris Berezovsky, the billionaire Russian exile.

In 2006, Litvinenko had tea at Mayfair’s Millennium hotel with Andrei Lugovoy and Dmitry Kovtun. Three weeks later, he was dead. He had been poisoned with radioactive polonium-210.

Lugovoy is the prime suspect. But Russia will not send him to Britain. Lugovoy had been at Berezovsky’s 60th birthday party in London. He was once the security chief for Mr Berezovsky’s television station in Moscow. He had access. Says he: “I do not know how or why Mr Litvinenko died.”

Litvinenko accused the FSB of ordering assassination attempts against Boris Berezovsky.

Lugovoy is now a Russian MP.

Rusian State television says Boris Berezovsky masterminded the murder. He sued All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting. He won 50,000 pounds damages.

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Posted: 23rd, November 2011 | In: Flashback | Comment