Death of A Dissident

Death of A Dissident

The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006--poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium--caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit 43-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a "tiny nuclear bomb." Suspicions swirled around Russia's FSB, the successor to the KGB, and the Putin regime. But what really happened? What did Litvinenko know? And why was he killed? The full story of Litvinenko's life and death is one that the Kremlin does not want told. Ever since 1998, when Litvinenko denounced the FSB for ordering him to assassinate tycoon Boris Berezovsky, he had devoted his life to exposing the FSB's darkest secrets. He investigated everything, and he denounced his former employers in no uncertain terms. Litvinenko dedicated his life to exposing this truth; it took his diabolical murder for the world to listen.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2007
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416551652
Characteristics: xii, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Litvinenko, Marina 1962-


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Apr 02, 2015

I enjoyed the narrative style of this book and found it very interesting. The author is a close friend of Boris Berezovsky, so he has a very biased view of the oligarchs and the Yeltsin regime. It was a total whitewash on that account, especially if you've read David Satter's Darkness at Dawn.
It's a shame what happened to Alexander Litvinenko. Unfortunately, it seems like there's no place for honest people in Putin's Russia.

Mar 04, 2012

Today, President Putin(ex-kgb) is re-elected under a cloud of corruption...

Corruption is the wheel that runs this government in Russia.

This book is about a true, passionate ex-kgb member who has lived and died (murdered) to expose the truth of the Russian government under Putin.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at CALS

To Top