by Michael Covel
On November1, 2006, Alexander Litvinenko suddenly fell ill and was hospitalized.
He died three weeks later, becoming the first confirmed victim of lethal polonium-210-induced acute radiation syndrome.
See, he was a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and KGB. He had fled from court prosecution in Russia and received political asylum in the United Kingdom.
The Russian government was clearly behind his murder.