This article accompanies the fable
Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with Polonium-210 in London on November 1, 2006. He was dead three weeks later at the age of 43. Litvinenko blamed President Vladimir Putin for the poison in a statement released after his death. A spokesman for Putin declared that the assassination was most likely carried out by enemies who wanted to ruin Russia’s image. Putin himself said, Litvinenko was not on the Kremlin’s radar. Yet British police concluded that agents for Russia's FSB security service were responsible. Maybe the FSB wanted to send a message.
Was he worth killing?