Russia's Putin honors suspect in Litvinenko poisoning

March 9, 2015 3:51 PM

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Russia's Putin honors suspect in Litvinenko poisoning

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded a state honor to a man suspected by Britain of using radioactive polonium to poison Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London nearly a decade ago.

The medal "for services to the fatherland," second degree, was given to Andrei Lugovoy for his contribution to developing Russia's parliament, according to a citation posted on the official state bulletin.

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