Tag: Alexander Litvinenko

Despite Litvinenko Findings, West ‘Will Do As Little As It Can’ Against Putin, Analysts Say

January 26, 2016

Ever More Russians are at Risk of Repression as Putin’s Russia Heads Toward Totalitarianism 2016-01-27 01:38:31 Staunton, V, January 26, 2016 — There is an old observation that in a democracy, anything that isn’t prohibited is permitted; in an authoritarian system, anything that isn’t permitted is prohibited; and in a totalitarian one, anything that is permitted […]

Litvinenko Inquiry Report Published

January 21, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The public inquiry into the assassination by radioactive polonium of former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London has been published. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. Recent Translations: –The Non-Hybrid […]

Russia This Week: Siberian Group Seeking Greater Autonomy is Censored (28 July – 2 August)

August 2, 2014

Updated Daily. A group seeking greater autonomy for Siberia found its web page, VKontakte community and Twitter account censored as well as an interview with its leader in slon.ru. A rally organized by Russian ultranationalists in support of the separatists fighting in southeastern Ukraine had a very low turnout. Young Russian men cheered a Russian […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 155: Train Carrying MH17 Bodies Arrives in Kharkiv

July 22, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map For links to individual updates click on the timestamps. Below […]

Marina Litvinenko Wins Suit Against British Government

February 18, 2014

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of former FSB spy-turned-MI6 spy Alexander Litvinenko, has won a court judgment overturning a decision by the British Home Office, which last year ruled that a public enquiry into the murder of her husband. The British government has serially repeated its reluctance to air the findings of its investigation into the […]

A Development In the Litvinenko Case

January 27, 2014

On Wednesday in the High Court in London, a two day debate on Marina Litvinenko’s supervisory appeal against the British Home Secretary, Theresa May, came to an end. Alexander Litvinenko’s widow is appealing against the Home Secretary’s decision not to hold a public inquiry into the murder of her husband. A public inquiry is a […]

Why Europe Needs a Magnitsky Law

November 11, 2013

The Interpreter’s Elena Sevettaz, a Russian-French journalist, has published a book about Sergei Magnitsky, whose death in prison, and post-mortem trial and conviction, sparked protests around the world, eventually leading to the Obama administration passing sanctions against Russian officials involved in the case. The Russian government responded by blocking American adoptions of Russian children. The new […]

Marina Litvinenko: “Explain to Me Where the Polonium Came From?”

July 26, 2013

British authorities have classified the documents of the investigation of the murder of Alexander Litvinenko; there will be no public judicial proceeding. Below is an interview with Litvinenko’s wife, Marina. – Ed. The judicial investigation into the case of the death in London in 2006 of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Federal Security Service (FSB) officer, […]

The UK is Granting Russia ‘License to Kill’

July 23, 2013

In what resembles a real-world James Bond plot gone wrong, a former Russian agent-turned-dissident was killed in 2006 while in England. Alexander Litvinenko, a former FSB secret service member, died of Polonium-210 poisoning after moved to the UK following his disclosure that the FSB was engaged in assassinations, had ties to the mob, conducted terrorist […]