Litvinenko poisoned by tea laced with polonium
Express, Friday 22nd January 2016
Over a cup of tea at a discreet London hotel, exiled Russian spy and part-time MI6 consultant Alexander Litvinenko was slowly sipping the poison that would kill him. Chatting happily with him just yards from the US Embassy in Mayfair on November 1, 2006, were his two alleged assassins – Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun. The murder weapon was polonium-210, a radioactive substance so potent a single gram can kill 10 million people.