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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.