Alexander Litvinenko’s ‘killer’ honoured by Vladimir Putin with medal

unnamed-2Vladimir Putin yesterday honoured the man Scotland Yard believes poisoned dissident Alexander Litvinenko with polonium in London.

Andrey Lugovoy, 48, was given a medal for ‘services to the motherland’ as the UK holds a public inquiry into the 2006 killing of Mr Litvinenko.

Putin had blocked the extradition of Lugovoy, a former secret-service operative who is now an MP with the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party…

  • Ed Ellison

    You just can’t be a KGB general who rises through the ranks to become president of your country without being a cold blooded killer.
    We will never know the bulk of Putin’s shenanigans because they never make the news in Russia in the first place.

    • UCSPanther

      Lots of fools admire Putin as some “Defender of Western Civilization”, but it is clear that Putin only cares about Russia and expanding its influence wherever and whenever possible…

      • Clink9

        I can almost guarantee a visit from The Shirtless One, giving you a tongue lashing.

      • Petr

        Caring about your country and expanding its influence …. that is what EVERY president should be doing – it is his job.

        Obama is willing to sacrifice Americans for foreign interests.
        Putin is willing to sacrifice foreigners for Russian interests.

        Who would you rather have for president?

        As for the “Defender of Western Civilization”, he is one of the last few leaders to admit that we actually have a civilization and that it is better then the others. And yes, Russia is part of our civilization, even if they had 75 year period under communist barbarism, that poison did not come from them, they were infected with it.

        • How is killing off one’s own citizens- which is what Putin has done- putting the country’s interests ahead of one’s own?

          And let’s not forget Putin’s crony capitalism.

          Comparing Putin with Obama is disingenuous. No one believes Obama is a real leader. People do believe that Putin will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

      • Putin cares about Putin. Russia is just a means to an end.

      • Heil Hitler!

        Putin has real soldiers on his border…

      • Heil Hitler!

        Both parties are owned by AIPAC… if they are still a little bútt húrt over no gay pride nonsense at the Sochi Olympics, they need to slap some salve on it.

        Russia has real soldiers on their border and no gay pride marches in their army… imagine that…

    • winniec

      A KGB general gets what he wants no matter what the price.
      Putin appears to be without a conscience.

    • Precisely.

      What is even worse is that there are those in the West who will ignore this just as they ignored communist atrocities in the past.

  • David

    This’ll make some vlad fans on this blog happy

  • David Murrell

    Notice that one has to read this on the Mail Online (and the blogs carrying it). No mention of this in our world media.