Head of MI6 whose achievements included bringing the double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of the Soviet Union
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Thursday 14 March 2013
The start of the inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko has been postponed until 2 October.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
The British government was accused of colluding with the Russians to cover up vital evidence into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko at a pre-inquest hearing into the former KGB agent's death today.
Friday 14 December 2012
Inquiry told Alexander Litvinenko was spying for Britain and Spain – and Russia killed him
Friday 02 November 2012
Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s Prime Minister, directly contradicted President Vladimir Putin today by stating his view that the jailed members of the punk group Pussy Riot should be freed.
Friday 02 November 2012
British and Russian spies could be compelled to give evidence at the inquest into the death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died from radioactive poisoning after meeting former contacts for tea at a London hotel in 2006.
Saturday 20 October 2012
Misleading adverts from group-buying websites that offer deals and discounts have prompted a rising number of complaints.
Friday 19 October 2012
Dynamo Moscow's president has vowed to find and punish fans who shot at players using paintball rifles at the soccer club's training ground earlier today.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
It is wishful thinking. He has yet to create the hunger for change that led to the Arab Spring
Friday 10 August 2012
A pre-inquest review into the death of the Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko will be held next month.
Monday 30 July 2012
Were two men executed for a bombing forced to confess, asks John Sweeney
Monday 23 April 2012
Evgeny Lebedev has said he sees "no issue" with politicians and newspaper proprietors meeting each other because "we operate in the same sphere of existence".
Monday 09 April 2012
A former KGB chief and a human rights ombudsman faced each other yesterday in a run-off presidential election in Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia.
Friday 30 March 2012
Commemorative gun and diary revealing health problems found near body
Saturday 24 March 2012
A wealthy Russian banker remains "critical but stable" under armed guard in hospital today after being gunned down in a suspected assassination attempt.
Saturday 11 February 2012
A Russian military officer was jailed for 13 years yesterday after he was convicted of treason for passing missile secrets to the CIA.
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