Here's what we know about the Russian spy critically ill in UK after being exposed to mysterious substance
The FSB said Skripal had been passing state secrets to British intelligence since the 1990s.
The Kremlin's new role as the most vocal proponent of the drug war has created a domestic HIV crisis, led to allegations of corruption, and slowed the pace of reform worldwide.
VICE News visited the locations where the Russian men Dmitry Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi, who an inquiry has concluded killed Alexander Litvinenko, left incriminating traces of radiation.
Nearly a decade after the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko died a painful death, a final inquiry has found there was a "strong probability" the Russian state was behind his assassination.
VICE News was at a secret awards ceremony in London, as Russian dissidents gathered together to honor Sergei Magnitsky who was beaten to death in a Russian prison six years ago.
Alexander Litvinenko died in 2006 after being poisoned with radioactive polonium 210. The nine-year investigation into his murder has been one of the most extensive investigations in British criminal history.
Dmitry Kovtun is suspected of having helped assassinate former Russian spook Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with radioactive polonium in 2006 in London.
A team of French experts has reportedly concluded that radioactive polonium found on Arafat’s clothing was of an “environmental nature” and not the cause of his death.
'Russia Is Not the Same as Putin': Marina Litvinenko, Widow of Murdered Ex-KGB Agent, Speaks to VICE News
Alexander Litvinenko died a painful death nine years ago after being poisoned with radioactive polonium in London. A public inquiry is now underway and VICE News talked to the former KGB agent's widow.