A report linking the murder of a Russian whistle-blower in London to orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens to reawaken Cold War-style tensions between the U.K. and Russia.
In 2006, former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko drank a cup of tea laced with radioactive polonium while meeting with two former Russian security officials. He died a painful death, which made for sensational headlines. Now, after a massive investigation, British judge Sir Robert Owen has concluded that the murder was “probably” approved of by Vladimir Putin. To some, the act sounds “on brand.”
The case has further stoked tensions between Russia and Turkey, …read more