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Britain / Spy's Murder #846491

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An-depth look at former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned & died in Britain, introduced.

(London: David Mattingly) An overview of Litvinenko's murder reviewed; details given about his views on the KGB & the Kremlin; scenes shown from two London sites where he met with people before he became seriously ill; details given about his poisoning via the radioactive substance polonium 210 that was later found in 12 places, including planes that flew between London & Moscow. [Friend filmmaker Andrei NEKRASOV†- says he believed someone might take his life & later realized "the bastards" got him.] [Italian security expert Mario SCARAMELLA††- recounts their conversation at the restaurant.] [OFFICIAL - announces Litvinenko's death.] [Litvinenko family spokesman Alexander GOLDFARB - reads Litvinenko's death bed statement; calls this a "vicious murder" by the Russian intelligence service.] [Russian President Vladimir PUTIN†- {thru translator} responds to the accusations.] [British home secretary John REID†- confirms traces of polonium.] The focus of the investigation on Russia discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, David

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