Andrei Lugovoi

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Person.png Andrei Lugovoi   NNDB PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
(spook, politician)
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BornAndrey Konstantinovich Lugovoy
19 September 1966
Baku, Azerbaijan
NationalityRussian
PartyLiberal Democratic

Britain requested the extradition of Andrei Lugovoi in July 2007, in relation to the death in London of Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006.

The suspect named in the extradition request is Andrei Lugovoi, who, according to the British, poisoned Litvinenko's tea in the Pine Bar when they met on 1 November 2006. Mr Lugovoi admitted to meeting with Litvinenko to discuss a business venture with him, but denied having anything to do with his death. Mr Lugovoi also had been contaminated by Polonium-210, but so was almost everyone else who had come in contact with Litvinenko around that time.[1]

Litvinenko's father speaks

Valter Litvinenko said his son was a victim of a grand spy game. But he doubted that Andrei Lugovoi, who British police have named their chief suspect, had a hand in his death or acted as a government agent:

"The FSB wouldn't send some dumbhead to spill Polonium on himself, to leave traces all over my son. It appears that someone left traces of Polonium on Lugovoi intentionally. Polonium traces were found at the stadium, on the road and even on a plane. It's strange to think that Lugovoi would be such an idiot."[2]

Inquiry chairman "gone mad"

On 21 January 2016, Sir Robert Owen chair of the Litvinenko Inquiry reported that he was "sure" Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun had poisoned Alexander Litvinenko with Polonium-210 and that the killing was "probably" approved by President Vladimir Putin. Lugovoi, now a Russian MP, said it was "invention" and "supposition" and the inquiry chairman had "gone mad".[3]

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