The KGB's Poison Factory

The KGB's Poison Factory 1

From Lenin to Litvinenko

by Boris Volodarsky

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/02/2018

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In late November 2006 the world was shaken by the ruthless assassination in London of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Lieutenant Colonel of the Russian security service (FSB).

The murder was the most notorious crime committed by the Russian intelligence services on foreign soil in over three decades. The author, Boris Volodarsky, who was consulted by the Metropolitan Police during the investigation and remains in close contact with Litvinenko s widow, is a former Russian military intelligence officer and an international expert in special operations.

His narrative reveals that since 1917, beginning with Lenin and his Cheka, the Russian security services have regularly carried out bespoke poisoning operations all over the world to eliminate the enemies of the Kremlin. The author proves that the Litvinenko s poisoning is just one episode in the chain of murders that continues until the present day.

Some of these assassinations or attempted assassinations are already known; others are revealed here for the first time. Uniquely Volodarsky has had a personal involvement in almost every each of the twenty or so cases covered in detail, from the radioactive thallium poisoning of the Soviet defector Nikolai Khokhlov in Frankfurt in September 1957 to the ricin umbrella murder of the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London in 1978.

ISBN:
9781526724274
9781526724274
Category:
Espionage & secret services
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-02-2018
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
234x156mm
Boris Volodarsky

Boris Volodarsky is a former captain of the GRU Spetsnaz, a member of the World Association of International Studies and co-editor of the 'International Personal Files intelligence' magazine.

He is the author of 'Nikolai Khokhlov: Self-Esteem with a Halo' and 'The Orlov File: The Greatest KGB Deception of All Time'. He is an advisor to the film director Michael Mann.

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  • Ruskies poisoning state enemies since forever!

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    Once you get a grip on all the Russian and Ukraine etc. names, this is quite some tale about the Soviets long track record in taking out hundreds, possibly thousands of folk who have displeased the powers that be over the last century or so. Quite inventive with their methods and obviously still at it with Skripals' in the UK. Found this a very interesting read....