Alexander Litvinenko

Sergei Skripal

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.
David Gilbert
crime & drugs

How Russia Became the New Global Leader in the War on Drugs

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.
Samuel Oakford

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, more than 50 million people on the East Coast are preparing for a blizzard, a former Russian spy has dismissed a UK report's claims that he murdered Alexander Litvinenko, Kenya might ban Netflix, and more.
VICE Staff

In Photos: Retracing London's Polonium Trail 10 Years After Alexander Litvinenko's Death

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.
Sally Hayden

Putin 'Probably' Ordered Litvinenko's Death, Inquiry Finds

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.
Sally Hayden

A Who's Who of Russian Dissidents Gathered in London to Protest Against Putin

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.
Sally Hayden

Putin on Trial in London, Accused of Ordering Nuclear Assassination of Ex-KGB Agent

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.
Sally Hayden

Russian Accused of Poisoning Ex-KGB Agent Given Until Tuesday to Testify

Dmitry Kovtun is suspected of having helped assassinate former Russian spook Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with radioactive polonium in 2006 in London.
Sally Hayden

French Experts Try to Kill Conspiracy Theory That Says Yasser Arafat Was Poisoned

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.
Melodie Bouchaud

'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.
Sally Hayden