23 Jul 2014

Alexander Litvinenko's co-author on UK inquiry

From Nine To Noon, 9:26 am on 23 July 2014

The UK government has announced that a public inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. Mr Litvinenko, a former KGB officer who became a British citizen, died in a London hospital after he was poisoned with radioactive polonium. The investigation will examine whether the Russian state was behind his death, which Russia has always denied. Litvinenko wrote a book, Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within, with Yuri Felshtinsky, in which he claimed FSB agents had been responsible for the bombing of apartment blocks in Moscow and two other cities in 1999. The book was banned in Russia. Yuri Felshtinsky gives his response to the inquiry announcement.