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Putin Likely Knew About Assassination Plot: Wikileaks

Vladimir Putin probably knew about plans to murder dissident journalist Alexander Litvinenko in 2006, according to American diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks.  Litvinenko, you may recall, was poisoned with Polonium-210 in 2006 in London.  He accused Putin of his murder before he died.

Litvinenko’s assassin now enjoys the “personal protection of Putin,” say the cables, which also call Russia a “virtual mafia state.”

(Update: Litvinenko’s widow weighs in.)

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