Poisoned ex-Russian spy Litvinenko WAS a paid-up MI6 agent

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Litvinenko died in hospital of polonium-210 poisoning on November 23 after three agonising weeks in which his hair fell out, his skin turned yellow and his organs failed. A photograph taken on his deathbed shows the devastating effect the poison had on his body.

By STEPHEN WRIGHT and DAVID WILLIAMS
October 29, 2007

(DAILY MAIL) — The former Russian spy poisoned in a London hotel was an MI6 agent, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Alexander Litvinenko was receiving a retainer of around £2,000 a month from the British security services at the time he was murdered.

The disclosure, by diplomatic and intelligence sources, is the latest twist in the Litvinenko affair, which has plunged relations between London and Moscow to their lowest point since the Cold War. Full Story