Russian Spy’s London Death Still a Mystery Eight Years Later

January 27, 2015 11:18 AM

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More than eight years after the murder of a former Russian spy in London, a U.K. inquiry will try to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death against a backdrop of the worst relations between the countries in decades.

The 10-week inquiry into Alexander Litvinenko’s 2006 death, after he consumed a fatal dose of polonium-210 hidden in a pot of tea, began in London Tuesday. The key issue will be what role the Russian government played in the dissident’s death.

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