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    DescriptionOn December 7th 2006, in a Highgate Cemetery drenched with London rain, a Russian was buried within a stone's throw of the grave of Karl Marx. He was Alexander Litvinenko, Sasha to his friends, a boy from the deep Russian provinces who rose through the ranks of the world's most feared security service. Litvinenko was the man who denounced murder and corruption in the Russian government, fled from the wrath of the Kremlin, came to London and took the shilling of Moscow's avowed enemy...Now he was a martyr, condemned by foes unknown to an agonised death in a hospital bed thousands of miles from home. Martin Sixsmith draws on his long experience as the BBC's Moscow correspondent, and contact with the key London-based Russians, to dissect Alexander Litvinenko's murder. Myriad theories have been put forward since he died, but the story goes back to 2000 when hostilities were declared between the Kremlin and its political opponents. This is a war that has blown hot and cold for over six years; a war that has pitted some of Russia's strongest, richest men against the most powerful president Russia has had since Josef Stalin. "The Litvinenko File" is a gripping, powerful inside account of a shocking act of murder, when Russia's war with itself spilled over onto the streets of London and made the world take notice.


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    Title
    The Litvinenko File
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Sixsmith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Weight: 356 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230531543
    ISBN 10: 0230531547
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC E4L: CRI
    BIC subject category V2: JPSH
    DC22: 327.12092
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000, BIO010000, POL036000
    Thema V1.0: JPSH, DNBH, DNXC
    Illustrations note
    colour plates (pages) 8
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    MACMILLAN
    Publication date
    06 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Martin Sixsmith was born in Cheshire and educated at Oxford, Harvard and the Sorbonne. From 1980 to 1997 he worked for the BBC, as the Corporation's correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. From 1997 to 2002 he worked for the British Government as Director of Communications. He is now a writer, presenter and journalist. His previous books are Moscow Coup: The Death of the Soviet System and two novels, Spin and I Heard Lenin Laugh.