Alexander Litvinenko

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This name uises Eastren/Soothren Slavic namin customs; the patronymic is Valterovich an the faimily name is Litvinenko.
Alexander Litvinenko
Александр Литвиненко
Born Aleksandr Val'terovič Litvinenko
30 August 1962
Voronezh, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 23 November 2006 (aged 44)
London, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
Cause o daith
Radiation pushionin
Naitionality Soviet Union (1962–1991)
Roushie Federation
(1991–his daith)
Unitit Kinrick (2006–his daith)
  • Nataliya (m. 1981; div. 1994)
  • Marina (m. 1994)
  • Alexander
  • Sonia
  • Anatoly
Spyin career

Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union,
Flag of Russia.svg Roushie (defectit)

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Unitit Kinrick
Service KGB/FSB (defectit)

Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Roushie: Алекса́ндр Ва́льтерович Литвине́нко; 30 August 1962[2][3] or 4 December 1962 bi faither's accoont[4] – 23 November 2006) wis an umwhile officer o the Roushie FSB secret service wha specialised in tacklin organised crime[1][5] – accordin tae US diplomats, Litvinenko coined the phrase Mafia state.[6]

On 1 November 2006, Litvinenko suddent fell ill an wis hospitalised in whit wis established as a case o pushionin bi radioactive polonium-210 which resultit in his daith on 23 November. He acame the first kent victim o lethal Polonium 210-induced acute radiation syndrome.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Litvinenko inquest: newspapers launch challenge over withholding of evidence. The Guardian. Retrieved on 12 August 2013.
  2. Penketh, Anne (25 November 2006). "Alexander Litvinenko". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 16 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010.  ( at WebCite)
  3. "Aleksandr Litvinenko". Russia Today. Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010. ( at WebCite)
  4. "CHECHENPRESS". Archived frae the oreeginal on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  5. Litvinenko death: Russian spy 'was working for MI6' – BBC News, 13 December 2012
  6. Luhn, Alec; Harding, Luke (5 November 2015). "Spain issues arrest warrants for Russian officials close to Putin". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  7. Guinness World Records: First murder by radiation:
    On 23 November 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Litvinenko, a retired member of the Russian security services (FSB), died from radiation poisoning in London, UK, becoming the first known victim of lethal Polonium 210-induced acute radiation syndrome.