and Lugovoi meet in London at RISC offices. Afterwards,
they form a joint venture to charge foreign companies
for Russian data and security services.
6 Oleg Khintsagov is apprehended in Georgia
with 100 grams of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) smuggled
from the North Ossetian region of Russia. It was a sample
for a HEU deal with an “Islamist extremist”
group. Afterwards, the IAEA conducts secret investigation
to missing nuclear components in the former Soviet Union.
Alexander Litvinenko and
Lugovoi, meet at Boris
Berezovsky’s gala birthday party in
meets Litvinenko aagain in London. Hotel is paid
by RISC. RISC agrees to pay $10,000 per report. Litvinenko
gives Lugovoi phone paid for RISC
Lugovoi provides Litvinenko with reports that purportedly
had come from the FSB. (Litvinenko tells Yulia Svetlichnaya,
a 33-year old friend, that he expects people might pay
$10,000 not to have these reports published.
Litvinenko threatens Lugovoi over the phone, says his
visa will be revoked if he doesn't cooperate with RISC.
Then visa is held up by British embassy. Lugovoi
calls Litvinenko, agrees, and gets visa.)
Litvinenko sends a sample of these reports on a CD-ROM
to Evgeny Limarev, the son of a KGB general, who runs
an anti-Putin website in France which receives financing
from Berezovsky’s foundation. After evaluating
them, Limarev tells Litvinenko that the material came
from economic analyses in the public domain, not secret
Litvinenko gives Julia Svetlichnaya a disc called "Main
characteristics of Russian Organised Crime in 2003-2005".
The joint venture proceeds with Litvinenko offering
the data supplied to Lugovoi to RISC.
Lugovoi, returning from Argentina, meets Litvinenko
in London. He goes to his townhouse in Muswell Hill
in north London. To help defray his travel expenses,
Litvinenko gives him a SIM card to make phone calls
in Britain and a credit card. They also sign documents
concerning their business, which Lugovoy takes back
flies to Israel, where he sees Leonid Nevzlin, a principal
in the Menatep Group and former co-owner of Yukos oil.
October 12 Litvinenko,
who defected from Russia in 2000, received British citizenship.
October 16-18 Lugovoy returns
to London with an associate,
for further meetings with Litvinenko. On October16th,
they check in Great Western Hotel. They then meet Litvinenko
and go to the offices of Erinys International, which
provides body guards for oil companies and other corporate
clients. They meet Tim Reilly and discuss 4 business
ventures, including guarding liquid gas.
trio eat at Itsu at 6pm.
October 17th, Lugovoy and Kovtun move to Parkes Hotel
in Knightsbridge. They meet Alexander Shadrin
in the morning, and have lunch at Pescadori. They
are working on oil deal.
the afternoon, they meet Litvinenko, and go to RISC.
They eat at the Marrekesh and go to Hey Joey.
October 18, Lugoviy and Kovtin return on Transaero to
returns to London to see Shadrin. He stays at
Sheraton. On October 27, Berezovsky asks him to
come to his offices to discuss protect a journalist
in Moscow. Immediately afterward, Litvinenko meet
him at Sheraton to switch his RISC phone with a new
October 28 Kovtun flies from
Moscow to Hamburg to renew his German residence permit,
then goes to London on November 1st.
31 Scaramella arrives in London (Evening)
November 1 Litvinenko lunch
at the Itsu Sushi restaurant for lunch with Mario
Scaramella, who had just arrived from Italy.
Afterwards, at about 5 p.m., he meets Lugovoy and Kovtun
for tea at to the Pine Bar the Millennium Hotel. At
about 6pm ,Litvinenko goes to Berezovsky’s Mayfair
office to use a fax machine. He is then driven home
by the Chechen leader Akhmed
November 2 Litvinenko cancels
a meeting with Lugovoy because he is ill.
4 Litvinenko is admitted to nearby
Barnet General Hospital in North London and given antibiotics
to treat food poisoning. Meanwhile, Lugovoy and Kovtun
have returned to Moscow.
11 Litvinenko tells BBC Russian service
that he is a victim of a "serious poisoning."
November 13 The toxicologist
diagnoses Litvinenko’s problem as Thallium poisoning.
November 15 The police
open their investigation. Litvinenko meanwhile is given
the antidote for Thallium, Prussian Blue.
November 17 Litvinenko
is moved to University College Hospital under police
guard. His condition is critical. His associates arrange
interviews with the press.
November 19 British press reports
Litvinenko is the victim of Thallium poisoning.
20 Litvinenko enters intensive
care. His associates release morbid photos of him to
the press. In Moscow. meanwhile, Lugovoy and Kovtun
go to British Embassy and provide written statements.
Yard announces poisoning is under investigation by its
21 A toxicologist again mis-diagnoses Litvineko's
problem. This time as "radioactive Thallium."
November 22 Litvinenko suffers
a near fatal heart attack. Doctors conclude that the
two previous Thallium diagnosis were wrong. His
urine is sent to the the British nuclear radiation lab.
in Rome, Scaramella tells press he and Litvinenko were
on KGB "death list."
November 23 At 7:30 pm, doctors
lear that Polonium 210 is the poison in Litvinenko.
At 9:21 pm, Litvinenko dies.
24 Alex Goldfarb reads Litvinenko's death bed
statement accusing Putin.
November 25 Tests begin on people
and places in contact with Litvinenko to determine if
they have traces of Polonium 210.
29 Inquest is opened--and suspended.
December 1 An autopsy examination
is conducted. The doctors find that there were at least
two different times that litvinenko ingested specks
of Polonium 210.
In Rome, Scaramella tests positive for Polonium 210.
December 4 Radiation specialists
begin a methodical investigation of the possible crime
sites. In Moscow, Lugovoy and Kovtun are hospitalized
and found to be contaminated with Polonium 210.
detectives arrive in Moscow.
December 5 Russia's prosecutor
general Yuri Chaika says he will not extradite suspects
in the poisoning of Litvinenko to Britain.
December 7 Litvinenko’s
funeral takes place in London.
December 8 Radiation traces
of Polonium 210 are found on a document that Kovtun
signed on October 28th in Hamburg.
May 22 British prosecutors ask Russia to extradite Lugovoy
so he can be tried for the murder of Litvinenko. It
is a pro forma request unaccompanied by a Coroner’s
report or evidence.
10 Russia formally turns down the extradition
request for Lugovoy.