Alexander Litvinenko & the Polonium Plot Part 1
Episode 2.10: Alexander Litvinenko & the Polonium Plot Part 1
After 23 days of agonizing illness, Alexander Litvinenko died in a hospital in London in 2006. The post-mortem recorded his cause of death as poisoning by ingestion of a lethal substance, the radionuclide polonium-210. In the first part of this episode, we explore the details of his flight from Russia to Britain, consider the significance of his relationship with billionaire oligarch Boris Berezovsky, investigate his final days, and find out how his death caused an international sensation.