“You may succeed in silencing me but that silence comes at a price. You have shown yourself to be as barbaric and ruthless as your most hostile critics have claimed. You have shown yourself to have no respect for life, liberty or any civilized value.”
Litvinenko’s last words to Putin. Read full letter here
Alexander Litvinenko was an FSB secret service (ex KGB) officer who accused the Russian government of ordering killings against “anyone disagreeable”, and also accused the FSB (and therefore the Russian government) of staging the Russian apartment bombings of 1999 – which were immediately blamed on Chechens and became the excuse for another war against Chechnya.
Litvinenko died of poisoning on November 23rd 2006 in London, where he had been granted political asylum.