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Death of a dissident : the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the return of the KGB

Author: Alexander Goldfarb; Marina Litvinenko
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006--poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium--caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit 43-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a "tiny nuclear bomb." Suspicions swirled around Russia's FSB, the successor to the KGB, and the Putin regime. But what really  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldfarb, Alexander.
Death of a dissident.
New York : Free Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608151649
Named Person: Alexander Litvinenko; Alexander Litvinenko; Aleksandr V Litvinenko
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Goldfarb; Marina Litvinenko
ISBN: 9781416551652 1416551654 9781416557012 1416557016
OCLC Number: 104889488
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Making of a dissident --
Struggle for the Kremlin --
Drumbeats of war --
Making of a president --
Return of the KGB.
Responsibility: Alex Goldfarb ; with Marina Litvinenko.
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The assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006--poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium--caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit 43-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a "tiny nuclear bomb." Suspicions swirled around Russia's FSB, the successor to the KGB, and the Putin regime. But what really happened? What did Litvinenko know? And why was he killed? The full story of Litvinenko's life and death is one that the Kremlin does not want told. Ever since 1998, when Litvinenko denounced the FSB for ordering him to assassinate tycoon Boris Berezovsky, he had devoted his life to exposing the FSB's darkest secrets. He investigated everything, and he denounced his former employers in no uncertain terms. Litvinenko dedicated his life to exposing this truth; it took his diabolical murder for the world to listen.--From publisher description.

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