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Who is Alexander Litvinenko?
Alexander Litvinenko: Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko was a fugitive officer of the Russian FSB secret service who specialised in tackling organised crime. In November 1998, Litvinenko and several other FSB officers publicly accused their superiors of ordering the assassination of the Russian tycoon and oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Litvinenko was arrested the following March on charges of exceeding the authority of his position. He was acquitted in November 1999 but re-arrested before the charges were again dismissed in 2000. He fled with his family to London and was granted asylum in the United Kingdom, where he worked as a journalist, writer and consultant for the British intelligence services.
- also known as Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko, Алекса́ндр Ва́льтерович Литвине́нко, Aleksandr Litvinenko
- born on (53 years ago) in Voronezh, child of Valter Litvinenko
- nationality: United Kingdom, Soviet Union, Russia
- profession: Writer
- died on (9 years ago) in London of assassination, murder, poison
- buried in Highgate Cemetery
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by Michael Newton
On November 1, 2006, Russian expatriate author Alexander Litvinenko—a former officer of both the Soviet KGB and the post-communist Federal Protective Service (FSO)—fell ...
by Stephen Sloan, Sean K. Anderson
Critics of the Russian government, then headed by President Boris Yeltsin and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, such as the émigré Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky and the defector Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence officer, ...
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