Litvinenko's wife says inquiry will finally reveal facts of ex-KGB spy's death

January 22, 2015 12:17 PM

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Litvinenko's wife says inquiry will finally reveal facts of ex-KGB spy's death

LONDON (Reuters) - Nine years after former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in a plush London hotel in what has been described as Russian "state-sponsored nuclear terrorism", a public inquiry into his death finally begins in the British capital next week.

Kremlin-critic Litvinenko, who had been granted British citizenship, died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in November 2006 and from his deathbed he accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder.

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