Litvinenko's widow hopes inquest will reveal truth

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of murdered Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, has said she hopes the inquest into his death will reveal the truth.

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of murdered Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko Credit: Georgie Gillard/PA Wire

She told the BBC: "It is very important to finalise what happened six years ago in London.

"It is so difficult to live all this life without this truth and without this information. It's difficult for me, and our son, and for our friends."

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Russia rejects spy death blame

Russia has denied that it was involved in the murder of Kremlin critic and former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. A British lawyer told a hearing into Litvinenko's poisoning that the Russian government was likely involved in his death.