Alexander Litvinenko

Kremlin says US blacklist additions another move to degrade ties

The Kremlin deplored Tuesday the United States` blacklisting of a high-ranking official and the prime suspects in the 2006 murder of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko as a move that further damages bilateral ties.

Jan 10, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
Alexander Litvinenko murder suspect Andrei Lugovoy calls UK inquiry accusations 'absurd'

Alexander Litvinenko murder suspect Andrei Lugovoy calls UK inquiry accusations 'absurd'

Andrei Lugovoy, one of two Russians named on Thursday by a judge led-British inquiry as the killers of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko, said the accusations against him were "absurd", the Interfax news agency quoted him as saying.

Jan 22, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

British Litvinenko inquiry `politically motivated`, not transparent: Russia

Moscow on Thursday slammed the results of a British inquiry into the poisoning death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko after the findings said President Vladimir Putin "probably approved" the killing.

Jan 21, 2016, 17:30 PM IST
'Vladimir Putin personally ordered killing of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London'

'Vladimir Putin personally ordered killing of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London'

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "tin pot despot" who personally ordered the 2006 poisoning murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London, the lawyer for his widow said on Friday.

Jul 31, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

Ex-KGB agent's radioactive poisoning may have harmed Londoners: Inquiry

 An unknown number of Londoners might have been put at risk by the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope, which amounted to "a nuclear attack on the streets" of the British capital, an inquiry heard on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

Litvinenko suspect says death was `accidental suicide`

One of the suspects in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko claimed Wednesday that the ex-spy accidentally poisoned himself as he laid out his defence before giving testimony to a British inquiry.

Apr 08, 2015, 16:56 PM IST

Litvinenko murder suspect asks to take part in inquiry

A suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko has asked to take part in a British inquiry into the former Russian spy's radiation death, a senior lawyer for the proceedings said Thursday.

Mar 20, 2015, 01:32 AM IST

Widow of murdered spy blames Russian govt for new killing

The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.

Mar 01, 2015, 23:58 PM IST

Widow says Litvinenko blamed Putin for Russia's woes

Former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko developed a powerful animosity toward Vladimir Putin, accusing the Russian leader of fomenting war and consorting with criminal gangs, the agent's widow testified Tuesday.

Feb 03, 2015, 02:16 AM IST

Britain summons Russian ambassador after bombers intercepted

Britain said it had summoned the Russian ambassador to London on Thursday after Russian bombers were found flying close to British airspace, saying the incident had disrupted civil aviation.

Jan 30, 2015, 00:36 AM IST

Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned twice, inquiry told

An inquiry into the radiation poisoning of a former Russian spy opened Tuesday with claims that there may have been an earlier assassination bid in the most sensational tale of espionage since the Cold War.

Jan 27, 2015, 19:59 PM IST

US spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin: Report

US spies intercepted communications between the chief suspects in the murder case of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko, linking his poisoning to the Russian state, Britain`s Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

Jan 24, 2015, 07:09 AM IST

UK govt announces inquiry on Russian spy death

The British government today announced plans for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the 2006 death of poisoned ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Jul 22, 2014, 17:15 PM IST

International relations a factor in spy case: UK

The British govt has acknowledged that international relations were a factor in its decision not to hold a public inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Jul 19, 2013, 20:49 PM IST

Widow of poisoned agent threatens to quit inquest

Alexander Litvinenko, an intelligence agent turned Kremlin critic, died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with the radioactive isotope polonium-210.

Jun 11, 2013, 22:28 PM IST

Coroner asks for public inquiry into spy`s death

: A coroner overseeing a British inquest into the 2006 poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko has requested that a separate public inquiry be held so that crucial evidence can be scrutinised.

Jun 05, 2013, 22:40 PM IST

‘Poisoned Russian spy was working for UK`s MI6’

Another lawyer said the UK has evidence that the Russian government was behind Litvinenko`s death.

Dec 13, 2012, 23:06 PM IST

Russian spy case details may be made public

A British inquest into the killing of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may make public previously unreleased details about the murder investigation, a lawyer said.

Nov 02, 2012, 23:22 PM IST

Around 40 Russian spies active in UK

It is believed that Russian spies are monitoring London-based oligarchs, or are engaged in industrial spying.

Apr 07, 2012, 17:37 PM IST

Britain wants arrest of new Russian murder suspect

UK already demanded extradition from Russia of ex agent Andrei Lugovoi on suspicion of murdering Litvinenko in 2006.

Mar 01, 2012, 21:50 PM IST