Alexander Litvinenko died for long days. Horrible revelations preceded his death

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When Marie Curie-Sklodowska discovered a new element in 1898, she probably had no idea what purpose the future would find for it. The substance, which the famous scientist named polonium after her homeland, played a key role in a certain espionage affair in 2006. Its main actor was Alexander Litvinenko, an agent of the KGB, later the FSB.

Litvinenko was a relatively active agent, in the 1990s he was awarded by the MUR for his effective work in the fight against organized crime. Since 1997, he has served as a senior operative associate and deputy chief of the 7th Department. A year later, at a press conference, he published a rather scandalous matter, namely that he was receiving orders that did not comply with the law.



Alexander Litvinenko was a man written off for Putin

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Alexander Litvinenko

Alexander Litvinenko

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Alexander Litvinenko was a man written off for Putin

Alexander Litvinenko was a man written off for Putin

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Alexander Litvinenko

Alexander Litvinenko

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A fatal sip

Since then, he has faced prosecution on various charges, with proceedings often being settled without trial. After his release from the second detention, after which he promised not to leave the country, he emigrated to Great Britain in 2001, where he obtained political asylum. In exile, he published the book FSB Blows Up Russia, where he states that the terrorist attacks on residential buildings in Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999 were carried out by FSB agents with the aim of pinning responsibility on Chechnya. At the same time, he accuses Vladimir Putin of ordering the murder of journalist Anna Politkovska.

However, his public criticism of the Russian president was not without consequences. Litvinenko felt them in 2006, when he drank tea containing polonium. “His wife thought it was food poisoning, but when he couldn’t stop vomiting, he realized someone had poisoned him.” says security expert Paul Joyal in the Art of Espionage show on Prima ZOOM. His death was not quick, the preparation began to irradiate the insides and decompose the organism. The cell nuclei began to disintegrate, the DNA fragmented, and the white blood cell count plummeted. The painful dying lasted almost a month. Before he died, Alexander Litvinenko converted to Islam.

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