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Andrei Lugovoi (Lugovoy) (Russian: Андрей Луговой) (Born 1966 in Azerbaijan) is a former KGB operative [1] and millionaire who met with Alexander Litvinenko on the day Litvinenko fell ill (1 November 2006). Litvinenko died later in November from radiation poisoning caused by polonium-210, and on 22 May 2007 British officials charged Lugovoi with Litvinenko's murder, announcing they would seek his extradition from Russia. However, a Russian official stated it was against the Russian constitution to perform extraditions of Russian citizens.[1] Lugovoi returned to Moscow, Russia, after his visit to London, and has resided there ever since as a free man. So far he has not been charged in Russia with any offense. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The KGB emblem and motto: The sword and the shield KGB (transliteration of КГБ) is the Russian-language abbreviation for Committee for State Security, (Russian: ; Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti). ... Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Russian: ) (30 August 1962[1][2] – 23 November 2006) was a lieutenant-colonel in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and later a Russian dissident and writer. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... General Name, Symbol, Number polonium, Po, 84 Chemical series metalloids Group, Period, Block 16, 6, p Appearance silvery Standard atomic weight (209) g·mol−1 Electron configuration [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p4 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 6 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Extradition is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. ... The current Constitution of the Russian Federation (Конституция Российской Федерации) was adopted by national referendum on December 12, 1993 replacing the previous Soviet-era Constitution of April 12, 1978 of Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic following the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993. ...


Lugovoi had visited London at least three times in the month before Litvinenko's death and met with him four times. Traces of polonium-210 have been discovered in all three hotels where Lugovoi stayed after flying to London on 16 October, in the Pescatori restaurant in Dover Street, Mayfair, where Lugovoi is understood to have dined before 1 November, and aboard two aircraft on which he had travelled.[2] [3]He has declined to say whether he had been contaminated with polonium-210, the substance that led to Litvinenko's death on 23 November 2006.[4] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... General Name, Symbol, Number polonium, Po, 84 Chemical series metalloids Group, Period, Block 16, 6, p Appearance silvery Standard atomic weight (209) g·mol−1 Electron configuration [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p4 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 6 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... Dover Street is a street in Mayfair, London, England. ... Mayfair is an area in the City of Westminster London, named after the fortnight-long May Fair that took place there from 1686 until it was banned in that location in 1764. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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KGB career

In 1987 Lugovoi joined the KGB's 9th directorate which provided security for top state officials. He was a platoon commander for five years and then served as a commander in the Kremlin regiment's training company. In 1991 he was transferred to the personal security unit until his resignation at the end of 1996. During his time in the KGB he provided security for Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar, the head of the presidential administration Sergey Filatov and Foreign Minister Andrey Kozyrev. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The KGB emblem and motto: The sword and the shield KGB (transliteration of КГБ) is the Russian-language abbreviation for Committee for State Security, (Russian: ; Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti). ... The KGB emblem and motto: The sword and the shield KGB (transliteration of КГБ) is the Russian-language abbreviation for Committee for State Security, (Russian: ; Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti). ... Platoon is a term from military science. ... The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Московский Кремль) is a historic fortified complex at the very heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basils Cathedral (often mistaken by westerners as the Kremlin) and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). ... Security of person is a right guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Prime Minister of Russia is the current Head of Government of the Russian Federation. ... Yegor Timurovich Gaidar () (born March 19, 1956) is a Russian economist and politician, and was the acting Prime Minister of Russia from June 15, 1992 to December 14, 1992. ... The Russian presidential administration (also known as Staff of Russia’s president, Presidential Executive Office, in Russian: Администрация Президента Российской Федерации)) is the executive office of Russias president created by a decree of Boris Yeltsin on July 19, 1991 as an institution supporting the activity of the president (then Yeltsin) and vice-president... The Russian presidential administration (also known as Staff of Russia’s president, Presidential Executive Office, in Russian: Администрация Президента Российской Федерации)) is the executive office of Russias president created by a decree of Boris Yeltsin on July 19, 1991 as an institution supporting the activity of the president (then Yeltsin) and vice-president... This page lists foreign ministers of Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and Russian Federation: // Heads of Posolsky Prikaz, 1549-1699 Ivan Viskovatyi 1549-70 Brothers Vasily and Andrey Shchelkalov 1570-1601 Ivan Gramotin 1605-06, 1610-12, 1618-26, 1634-35 Pyotr Tretyakov 1608-10, 1613-18 Almaz Ivanov 1635-67... Andrey Kozerev. ...


Lugovoi went on to work in the private security business. For several years he was head of security at the private television company ORT, then owned by now fugitive tycoons Boris Berezovsky and Badri Patarkatsishvili. In 2001 Lugovoi was arrested and charged with organizing the escape of Nikolai Glushkov, a former deputy director-general of Aeroflot arrested in 2000 on fraud charges. A security officer guards a construction site. ... Channel One (Russian: , Pervy Kanal) is one of Russias most poorly rated TV channels with the smallest reception area. ... Boris Abramovich Berezovsky (Бори́с Абра́мович Березо́вский) a. ... Badri Patarkatsishvili (b. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Nikolay Glushkov is a former Deputy Director-General of Aeroflot. ... Aeroflot — Russian Airlines (MICEX:AFLT RTS:AFLT) (Russian: Аэрофлот — Российские авиалинии), Aeroflot — Rossiiskie Avialinii, or Aeroflot (Аэрофлот; literally air fleet), is the Russian national airline and the biggest carrier in Russia. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lugovoi's company Pershin is involved in private security, soft drinks and wine, and is said to be worth over £100[citation needed] million. A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ...


Alexander Litvinenko poisoning

  • On 30 November 2006 Georgian tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili described Lugovoi as a "close friend" with whom he had been working for 13 years. He said he hoped Lugovoi was innocent, but added that there is "no such thing as a former KGB agent".
  • On 4 December 2006 Lugovoi visited a hospital in Moscow for medical tests.
  • On 9 December 2006 Lugovoi was released from the hospital and declared to be in "satisfactory condition."[4]
  • On 26 January 2007 The Guardian reported that the British government was preparing an extradition request asking that Lugovoi be returned to the UK to stand trial for Litvinenko's murder.[5]
  • On 5 February 2007 Boris Berezovsky told the BBC that on his deathbed, Litvinenko said that Lugovoi was responsible for his poisoning. [6]
  • On 22 May 2007 British officials said they had called for an arrest warrant against Andrei Lugovoi in Litvinenko’s death. [7]
  • On 28 May 2007 the British Foreign Office formally submitted a request for Lugovoi's extradition to the Russian Government. [8]

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Murder charges

  • On May 22, 2007 Britain's Director of Public Prosecutions announced that Britain would seek extradition of Lugovoi and attempt to charge him with murdering Litvinenko. Russia has previously stated that it has no right to allow the extradition of any Russian citizen for trial in Britain. [9]
  • On May 28, 2007 a formal extradition request was given to Russia by Britain.[8] This was confirmed by both the British embassy in Moscow and the Russian prosecution office.
    • Lugovoi is quoted as saying he is a "victim not a perpetrator of a radiation attack", and he has called the charges "politically motivated".
    • The Constitution of Russia, like that of France, Germany, Austria, China and Japan, forbids extradition of Russian citizens to foreign countries (Art. 61), so the request cannot be fulfilled.[10] Russian citizens can be convicted of crimes committed abroad by Russian courts in case foreign law agencies provide necessary evidence.
  • On May 31, 2007 Lugovoi held a news conference at which he accused MI6 of attempting to recruit him and blamed either MI6, the Russian mafia, or fugitive Kremlin opponent Boris Berezovsky for the killing.[11]
  • July 4, 2007 Russia formally declines a UK request to extradite Lugovoi.[12]

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References

  1. ^ a b Russian faces Litvinenko charge BBC News
  2. ^ Litvinenko inquiry closes in on suspected killers The Independent. 06 January 2007. By Jason Bennetto, Crime Correspondent
  3. ^ Police believe Litvinenko poisoned twice The Telegraph. 06 January 2007. By David Harrison, Sunday Telegraph
  4. ^ a b Litvinenko murder witness leaves hospital Reuters. 10 January 2007
  5. ^ UK wants to try Russian for Litvinenko murder The Guardian. 26 January 2007
  6. ^ Litvinenko friend breaks silence BBC, 5 February 2007
  7. ^ Britain charges Lugovoi in death of spy Associated Press. 22 May 2007
  8. ^ a b UK requests Lugovoi extradition BBC News
  9. ^ British Prosecutors to Press Murder Charges in Litvinenko Case. Voice of America (May 22, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  10. ^ The Constitution of the Russian Federation. Chapter 2. Rights and Freedoms of Man and Citizen
  11. ^ "UK 'behind Litvinenko poisoning'", BBC News, 05-31-2007.
  12. ^ "No UK charges against Russian oligarch who called for 'revolution'", The Guardian, 07-05-2007.

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External links

  • Mysterious Personage in Litvinenko's Case
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  • Profile: Andrei Lugovoi. Prime suspect - or key witness? by Ian Cobain
  • Litvinenko’s Business Contact Denies Role in Poisoning Plot
  • Spy Death Interview In Full
  • Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun Interview on Ekho Moskvy
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  • Andrei Lugovoi - the interview
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  • "Accused Murderer of Former Russian Spy Says The Brits Did It...Or Know Who Did". ABC News. May 31, 2007.
  • I did not kill Litvinenko - Lugovoi

 
 

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