A senior security official told Newsnight there were “very strong indications it was a state action”. ==
Duh! And here I was thinking some random mugger had walked in the local chemist shop and bought a pinch pf polonium 210. It wasn’t called the “$30 million hit” for nothing.
Vladimir Ras-Putin should have shared the fate of Ceausescu when the Soviet Union fell. All top Commie leaders in Eastern Europe should have been liquidated, and the other Party members sent to the gulags they created, then given nice big "show trials" where they would have to publicly denounce socialism in all its flavors, then curse Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and all the other Soviet "saints." Then they should have been forced to dig up and spit on the mummies of Lenin and Stalin. Then they should have spent the rest of their lives as slave laborers building monuments and museums so future generations would know all about the socialist holocaust. Even after demonstrating penitence, they should have been banned from any participation whatsoever in politics.