Feb 19 2007

Russians Coming To London

Sorry for the light posting folks, fell ill during a weekend vacation attempt (so much for that idea) and was just not up to posting (wasn’t up for anything really). There are some interesting developments in the Litvinenk Polonium investigation. First is the fact the Russians are coming to London to participate in the investigation – which would explain the delay to date in any indictments being handed down by the British authorities:

A Russian investigator is due to arrive in London on Monday to carry out the preliminary work prior to the arrival of the main investigative group in the ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko death case.

The Russian embassy in the U.K. told RIA Novosti that a representative of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office will stay in the British capital until February 24.

“He will have meetings with colleagues from Scotland Yard in preparation for the arrival of the investigative group who will conduct further investigations,” the embassy said Monday.

This is a truly fascinating, and telling, development. There has to be some reason UK and Russian authorities are doing this uniquely coordinated investigation. And I seriously doubt the stories in the news media are all that accurate. One thing is for sure, the UK media are all out this weekend making malicious and wild claims about Putin in some effort to spin public opinion well beyond the evidence so far in the case. My guess is there may be some uncomfortable news on the street causing all this liberal consternation. Maybe the fact the Russians are coming to investigate some of the media’s heroes has them all upset?

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Russians Coming To London”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    You could be correct and he could also be coming with the storyline that has had more than enough time to be worked up and maybe even some insights that will lead the whole story astray.

    We will have to await the results of this cooperation.

    Since you are ill, hug up to your significant other. If she hasn’t caught it from you yet she may not, but she can be a source of support and comfort.

    I wish I still had mine.

  2. Carol_Herman says:

    Litvinenko is still dead.

    And, Goldfarb can still bill Beresovsky. Not exactly a tabloid extravagansa with downsides.

  3. Soothsayer says:

    Sorry you fell ill, Mr. Strata; that makes a 3-day weekend vacation pretty much suck. Hope you feel better.

  4. magicsam says:

    How do the Russians coming to London affect your theory that the po was a nuclear trigger being smuggled by Litvenko et. al? Are the Russians going to get a shot at interviewing Berezovsky? If so, one could see Putin’s motivation for this whole incident, as billionaire Berezovsky’s head, not a mere gnat like Litvenko’s, could be the true prize Putin is after.

  5. lassoingtruth says:


    Since Strata is understanding of Russia’s position thus far re Litvenenko, it is hoped he’ll be understanding of Putin’s
    more important warning today.

  6. ivehadit says:

    AJ, I feel for you. I had the bug for 6 weeks off and on. It was really aggravating. Think you’re well and then, bam-it comes back.

    Zinc is supposed to help…who knows!

    Hope you feel better right away. And thanks again for you wonderful site.