Russia dismisses Britain's Litvinenko inquiry as ‘joke’

January 22, 2016 6:25 AM

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LONDON – Moscow on Thursday dismissed as a joke a British inquiry's findings that Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved the killing of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko a decade ago in London.

Litvinenko – a prominent Kremlin critic, died of radiation poisoning in 2006 aged 43, three weeks after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium at an upmarket London hotel.

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