Nov 26, 2006

The Litvinenko Saga

The spy games are back on. You may want to wait before you discard the old John le Carré books that take up space in your bookcase. The plot of the murder of the Russian ex-spy (and vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin) Alexander Litvinenko could come right from the pages of one of them.

Here are a few links from the news:

A short profile of the FSB from the BBC website:

Profile: Russia's secret police

Some speculations also from the BBC website:

The mystery of Litvinenko's death

The Economist is probably right about the outcome of the investigations:

Abandon hope

Meanwhile the Russian (Soviet) spy tradition lives on:

Putin's Speech at the New Headquarters of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff on November 8, 2006

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