Many of the popular responses to the Litvinenko Inquiry — released nearly a decade after the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 with polonium, probably by former agents of the Russian FSB — have been inane, poorly informed, and wildly speculative. Some have taken the line that having killed off Russian democracy, Vladimir Putin should be brought to trial for state-sanctioned murder. Others worry needlessly that Britain will be sued for pointing the finger at a head of state in a government-sponsored probe. Either way, Putin continues to make great clickbait.
But unfortunately the Litvinenko Inquiry report itself is not much …read more