5 things we learned from UK’s inquiry into poisoning death of ex-Russian spy

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LONDON — A public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Russian spy who died in 2006 after being poisoned, opened in London Tuesday

Litvinenko became violently sick in November 2006, after drinking tea with two Russian men at a London hotel. He spent three weeks in the hospital before he died. On his deathbed, Litvinenko accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his assassination.

Here are some of the key things we’ve learned so far about the ex-spy’s death: Read more…

1. Litvinenko’s autopsy was the “most dangerous” autopsy carried out in the western world

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