What is polonium-210, with which they poisoned Litvinenko (infographic)

Alexander Litvinenko died a painful death. PHOTO: Reuters

A few days ago, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia was responsible for the murder of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with polonium-210 in 2006 in Britain.

According to the court, it is very likely that the poisoners identified by the British investigation “acted as agents of the Russian state.” The court further argued that Moscow had not provided a “satisfactory and convincing” alternative explanation, nor had it refuted the findings of the British investigation.

Litvinenko’s 43-year-old death was painful after being poisoned with tea mixed with the rare radioactive isotope at the luxury Millennium Hotel in London.

What is polonium-210, see the infographic on the site Graphic news.

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