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Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations

With relations between Russia and the West spiraling to new lows over Ukraine, bilateral ties between London and Moscow themselves are becoming more strained as the inquest into the murder of a former Russian spy gets underway. A judge this week began hearings into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after ingesting polonium-210, a highly radioactive isotope. British investigators have accused two Russians of poisoning Litvinenko’s tea at a London restaurant. The two...

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