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The attempted assassination of a Russian double agent with a chemical weapon this week is the latest in a series of murders and suspicious deaths of opponents and critics of President Vladimir Putin on the suburban streets of Britain.

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The Kremlin hasn’t yet been officially linked to the latest attack. But the British foreign minister has made clear he suspects Russian government involvement. There’s a precedent: former Russian spy and Putin critic Alexander Litvinenko was murdered in London in 2006 with the rare radioactive material polonium 2010.

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We’re working on a rolling story covering the latest incident and its background. We’re also interviewing experts on Russia, Putin, and the kind of impact these powerful weapons can have when deployed on the streets of London or, in the latest case, the cathedral city of Salisbury.

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