alexander litvinenko

the polonium plot

Litvinenko in hospital in November 2006. The photograph was taken as part of a PR campaign initiated by Alexander Goldfarb, an associate of Boris Berezovsky.

Litvinenko in hospital in November 2006. The photograph was taken as part of a PR campaign initiated by Alexander Goldfarb, an associate of Boris Berezovsky.

Boris Berezovsky, the Russian billionaire for whom Litvinenko performed certain services in Russia and in the UK. Berezovsky financially supported Litvinenko and his family.

Boris Berezovsky, the Russian billionaire for whom Litvinenko performed certain services in Russia and in the UK. Berezovsky financially supported Litvinenko and his family.

Mario Scaramella, a larger than life character, knew Litvinenko.

Mario Scaramella, a larger than life character, knew Litvinenko.


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For more information on Scaramella, see this article in Slate Magazine from 2006.

For a rich trove of evidence on the case, please see the findings of the Litvinenko Inquiry, published in 2016 - ten years after his death. There was never an inquest into Litvinenko’s death, as the British government would not allow key evidence relating to his intelligence work to be released in open court.

The full report can be accessed with this link: https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160613090320/https://www.litvinenkoinquiry.org/


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