Anglo-Russian relations plunge to new low

One Russian exile murdered by radiation poisoning, an alleged attempt on the life of another averted, tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions and RAF fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers heading for British airspace.

21st July, 2007

One Russian exile murdered by radiation poisoning, an alleged attempt on the life of another averted, tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions and RAF fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers heading for British airspace.

It’s not the return of the Cold War that many headline writers would have you believe, but it is the lowest point in Anglo Russian relations since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The circumstances behind the death of former Russian...

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