Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Russia Poison Attacks

Russia Poison Attacks --- ===

Murder as Statecraft | In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress former Soviet intelligence officer Boris Voldarsky has written that “poisons never stopped fascinating Soviet and Russian leaders.


  • The KGB's Poison Factory: From Lenin to Litvinenko: Boris Volodarsky ... amazon In late November 2006 the whole world was shaken by a ruthless assassination in London of former lieutenant colonel of the FSB (the Russian security service and a successor to the KGB) and ...The KGB's Poison Factory - WSJ Apr 7, 2005 - The secret history of the KGB's untraceable poison weapons. By Boris Volodarsky  Viktor Yushchenko was intentionally poisoned during Ukraine's presidential election campaign last year. By now that fact can hardly be disputed. Yuri Lutsenko, newly appointed Ukrainian interior minister, publicly announced in February that he knew precisely "who brought the poison across the Ukrainian border, which official took it to the scene of the crime, and who personally put it into Yushchenko's food." Officials also suspect that Mr. Yushchenko, now the country's president, imbibed the poison during a Sept. 5 dinner with the then-chairman of Ukraine's security services, Igor Smeshko, and his deputy...
  • Wikipedia  Poison laboratory of the Soviet secret services - Wikipedia Poison laboratory of the Soviet secret services, alternatively known as Laboratory 1, Laboratory 12, and Kamera which means "The Cell" in Russian, was a covert research and development facility of the Soviet secret police agencies which reportedly reactivated in late '90s. ‎Prominent victims · ‎Alleged victims
  • A Brief History of Attempted Russian Assassinations by Poison ... Foreign Policy  Mar 9, 2018 - Far and away the most famous example of an assassination by poison is AlexanderLitvinenko. The dissident Russian spy was killed in 2006 when he ingested polonium-210, a highly radioactive substance, that had been slipped into his tea. Litvinenko fled Russia in 2000 and established himself as a ..

2018 Amesbury poisonings 30 June 2018, in Amesbury, two British nationals, Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, were admitted to Salisbury District Hospital in Wiltshire, England. Police determined that they were poisoned by a Novichok nerve agent of the same kind used in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, 8 miles (13 km) away, almost four months prior.[1][2][3] Sturgess died on 8 July, and Rowley regained consciousness two days after.  Rowley said the nerve agent had been in a small perfume or aftershave bottle, which they had found in a park about nine days before spraying themselves with it.   "most likely hypothesis" Novichok was left over from the attack on the Skripals and "could be a vial or syringe because of the couple's lifestyle", as it is believed the Novichok was disposed of "in a haphazard way".  Friends of the couple told The Guardian that Rowley frequently scavenged recycling bins for objects that he could sell, and that the couple's houses contained "loads of household things" they had picked up.

4 March 2018 Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal former Russian military intelligence officer and British spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury, England, with a Novichok nerve agent, according to official UK sources.[2][3]  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected Britain's claim ofRussia's involvement in Skripal's poisoning and accused the United Kingdom of spreading the "propaganda". Lavrov said that Russia was "ready to cooperate" and demanded access to the samples of the nerve-agent ...

2 February 2017, Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza was again hospitalized after the onset of the same symptoms as his prior illness in  26 May 2015 He was put in a medically-induced coma and was on life support.[59] doctors have told him he likely won’t survive a third attempt Kremlin critic in coma was 'poisoned by undefined substance'  guardian  Feb 7, 2017 - Vladimir Kara-Murza, 35, remains in stable but critical condition in medically induced coma after falling ill last week.

Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza  survived attempted assassination by poison not once, but twice. (foreignpolicy)  26 May 2015, Kara-Murza was suddenly taken ill in Moscow during a meeting.[51] “In the space of about 20 minutes, I went from feeling completely normal to having a rapid heart rate, really high blood pressure, to sweating and vomiting all over the place, and then I lost consciousness, Doctors told him he had been poisoned.  2 February 2017, Vladimir Kara-Murza was again hospitalized after the onset of the same symptoms as his prior illness. He was put in a medically-induced coma and was on life support.[59] doctors have told him he likely won’t survive a third attempt

November 2012  (foreignpolicy) businessman Alexander Perepilichny went for a run in his posh gated compound in London. After running about a hundred feet, he collapsed and died.  Perepilichny had handed over evidence to Swiss investigators probing allegations of massive fraud by Russian authorities on an investment fund, Hermitage, controlled by the American businessman Bill Browder. While the exact circumstances of his death remain unclear, investigators discovered trace amounts of a rare, toxic flower, gelsemium, in Perepilichny’s stomach. Who Killed Alexander Perepilichny? - The Atlantic a company founded by a suspect in the Litvinenko poisoning brought a series of lawsuits against Perepilichny over alleged debts.

Louise Mensch claims she has evidence that the founder of Breitbart ...independent.co.uk  Mar 12, 2017 - Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch has claimed that she has evidence that the founder of the Breitbart news website was murdered by Russian agents. Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure in 2012, but his passing has been subject to a number of apparently baseless conspiracy theories – including ... t his passing has been subject to a number of apparently baseless conspiracy theories – including that Vladimir Putin had him killed. Breitbart died mysteriously in the early hours of March 1, 2012   "what is the evidence that Putin had Breitbart murdered?"  Did the Russians murder Andrew Breitbart? ruinedchapel.com new theory, promoted by former British MP Louise Mensch, that he was assassinated by the Russian government: I absolutely believe that Andrew Breitbart was murdered by Putin, just as the founder of RT was murdered by Putin. — Louise Mensch

Viktor Yushchenko - Wikipedia Third President of Ukraine from January 23, 2005 to February 25, 2010. Dioxin poisoning - Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko is a Ukrainian politician who was the Dioxin poisoning Yushchenko became seriously ill in early September 2004. Yushchenko claimed that he had been poisoned by government agents. After the illness, his face was greatly disfigured: jaundiced, bloated, and pockmarked. changes in Yushchenko's face were due to chloracne, which results from dioxin poisoning.[16] .. found dioxin levels in Yushchenko's blood 6,000 times above normal.[17]... doctor at Rudolfinerhaus clinic declared that Yushchenko had ingested TCDD dioxin and had 1,000 times the usual concentration in his body.[18] Many have linked Yushchenko's poisoning to a dinner with a group of senior Ukrainian officials (including Volodymyr Satsyuk) that took place on 5 September.[16][17][18] In June 2008, David Zhvania, a former political ally of Yushchenko, a discredited agent of Moscow claimed Yushchenko had not been poisoned in 2004 and that laboratory results in the case had been falsified.[28]

Assassination of Kim Jong-nam - Wikipedia The assassination of Kim Jong-nam occurred on 13 February 2017 when two women attacked him with VX nerve agent, a lethal chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Kim was the eldest son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and .. Deaths by poisoning

The Mysterious Death Of Georgia's Richest Man - Forbes Feb 14, 2008 - British police have so far found no evidence of foul play in the sudden death of Georgian billionaire and opposition figurehead Arkadi "Badri" Patarkatsishvili, who fled his country in 2007, after allegedly plotting to overthrow the government. A spokesperson for the Surrey police said that an autopsy ...some weeks before investigators conclude extensive toxicology testing, which leaves plenty of time for speculation as to who might want to get rid of Patarkatsishvili and his $12 billion fortune. billionaire had close ties to exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who lives in London and who has been the target of several alleged assassination plots. Like Berezovsky, Patarkatsishvili was on the run from the Russian authorities, who charged him with fraud in 2002.   Exiled Georgian billionaire's death 'suspicious' - Telegraph  I am a target: police probe death of billionaire who warned of ... Arkadi "Badri" Patarkatsishvili had predicted that he might be assassinated; he was certain that his political opponents wanted him dead. .. sensitive after the assassination of the Russian Alexander Litvinenko in 2006, poisoned with radioactive ... poison factory: substances can induce heart failure and leave no trace..

Augus 5, 2008 Russian lawyer Karinna Moskalenko was due to return to Moscow in 2008 from Strasbourg to attend a trial examining the murder of one of her best-known clients — the journalist Anna Politkovskaya.  Moskalenko delayed her return to Moscow after feeling ill — with intense headaches and a strange giddiness. Moskalenko and her husband soon found liquid-metal pellets — likely mercury — under a seat of their car. foreignpolicy Toxins Found in Russian Rights Lawyer's Car - The New York Times French police are investigating the discovery of toxic mercury pellets in the car of a Russian human rights lawyer who was taken ill in Strasbourg on she and her children are ill after a suspicious substance was found in their car in France.

September 1, 2004 Anna Politkovskaya (foreignpolicy)  Before she was murdered in the elevator of her apartment in 2006, the journalist Anna Politkovskaya was targeted for assassination using poison. Politkovskaya, who won countless enemies for her coverage of the Russian invasion of Chechnya, was attempting to travel to North Ossetia in 2004 to help negotiate during a school siege in Beslan. She boarded a flight, but promptly fell ill after drinking some tea that she believed contained poison  In a 2004 article for the Guardian, she described the moment she woke up in the hospital to a nurse leaning over her in the hospital. “My dear, they tried to poison you,” the nurse whispered. Anna Politkovskaya: Poisoned by Putin | World news | The Guardian Sep 9, 2004 - Poisoned by Putin. The horror of Beslan was made still worse by the intimidation of Russia's servile media. Anna Politkovskaya. Thu 9 Sep 2004 02.47 ... I ask for a tea. It is many hours by road from Rostov to Beslan and war has taught me that it's better not to eat.

1 November 2006 Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko - Wikipedia  Alexander Litvinenko was a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and KGB, who fled from court prosecution in Russia and received political asylum in the United Kingdom. On 1 November 2006, Litvinenko suddenly fell ill and was hospitalized. He died three weeks later, becoming the first confirmed ...

2002, the Arab fighter and prominent Chechen rebel leader Khattab opened a letter that would be his last. It contained what is believed to have been a lethal dose of sarin or one of its derivatives, likely planted by Kremlin operatives.  Shortly after his death, the FSB announced that Khattab, whose real name was Samir Saleh Abdullah, had been killed in a “special operation.” foreignpolicy

1979: Attempted poisoning of the second President of Afghanistan Hafizullah Amin on December 13, 1979. Department 8 of KGB succeeded in infiltrating the illegal agent Mitalin Talybov (codenamed SABIR) as a chef of Amin's presidential palace. However, Amin switched his food and drink as if he expected to be poisoned, so his son-in-law became seriously ill and, ironically, was flown to a hospital in Moscow.[15]

1978: Dissident Bulgarian writer Georgi Markov is assassinated in London using a tiny pellet from an umbrella gun poisoned with ricin; the necessary equipment is prepared in this laboratory.[14] In a Discovery Channel television program about his illustrated book of espionage equipment called The Ultimate Spy, espionage historian H. Keith Melton indicates that once the Bulgarian secret service had decided to kill Markov, KGB specialists from the Laboratory gave the Bulgarians a choice between two KGB tools that could be provided for the task: either a poisonous topical gelatin to be smeared on Markov, or an instrument to administer a poison pellet, as was eventually done.

1971: Nobel prize laureate and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn is poisoned with what is later determined to be ricin. Solzhenitsyn survives the attempt.[12][13]

1964 The KGB's Poison Factory October 1964 a West German anti-bugging specialist, engineer Horst Schwinkmann, was sent to Moscow to discover and remove KGB bugging and recording ... shot in the buttoocks with a nitrogen-based mustard gas capsule. The attack, though excruciatingly painful, was apparently not meant to kill but to punish Schwinkmann, so he survived ~ although, according to some accounts, ...
15 October 1959 Stepan Bandera  collapsed outside of Kreittmayrstrasse 7 in Munich and died shortly thereafter. A medical examination established that the cause of his death was poison by cyanide gas.[80]  17 November 1961, the German judicial bodies announced that Bandera's murderer had been a KGB defector named Bohdan Stashynsky who acted on the orders of Soviet KGB head Alexander Shelepin and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.[82] After a detailed investigation against Stashynsky, a trial took place from 8 to 15 October 1962. Stashynsky was convicted, and on 19 October he was sentenced to eight years in prison.

1957 Nikolai Khokhlov, a KGB defector survived a thallium poisoning attempt in Frankfurt in 1957.

12 October 1957 Bohdan Stashynsky In 1957, the KGB trained the 25-year-old Stashynsky to use a spray gun that fired a jet of poison gas from a crushed cyanide capsule. The gas was designed to induce cardiac arrest, making the victim's death look like a heart attack. Stashynsky used the weapon to kill Lev Rebet in 1957. Lev Rebet (January 1, 1912 – October 12, 1957) was a Ukrainian political writer and anti-communist during World War II. He was a key cabinet member in the Ukrainian government which proclaimed independence on June 30, 1941. Revolvy assassinated on 12 October 1957 in Munich by a KGB agent, Bohdan Stashynsky, using a poison atomizer mist gun.

1953 KGB's Poison Factory Trotsky's secretary, Wolfgang Salus got sick and died on 4 March in one of Munich's hospitals. Using different sources it was ascertained that the poisoning of Salus did not cause any suspicion of the adversary. Doctors came to the conclusion that his death was a result of pneumonia. Murder as Statecraft | In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress former Soviet intelligence officer Boris Voldarsky has written that “poisons never stopped fascinating Soviet and Russian leaders. ... as the killing of Trotsky in Mexico, for example, recently revealed documents demonstrate how in 1953, a KGB agent gave Trotsky's secretary, Wolfgang Salus, a substance.

1947: Archbishop Theodore Romzha of the Ukrainian Catholic Church is killed by injection of curare provided by Mairanovsky and administered by a medical nurse who was a Ministry for State Security agent.[5]

1947: In the summer, Cy Oggins is taken to Laboratory Number One (the "Kamera"), where Grigory Mairanovsky injects him with curare, which takes 10–15 minutes to kill[11]

1940: Nikolai Koltsov, famous Russian biologist His death in 1940 was claimed to have been due to a stroke. However, "the biochemist Ilya Zbarsky revealed that the unexpected death of Koltsov was a result of his poisoning by the NKVD", the secret police of the Soviet Union.[2]The same day his wife, the scientist Maria Sadovnikova Koltsova, committed suicide.[1]

1938: Abram Slutsky (17 February 1938) Orlov's Secret History of Stalin's Crimes (1953) embalmers neglected to cover the tell-tale spots on Slutsky's face which indicated to the mourners that he had been poisoned with hydrocyanic acid.[1]  Frinovsky's confession a deputy"injected poison into the muscle of his right arm." Frinovsky summoned a doctor who confirmed that Slutsky had died of a heart attack, which Pravda repeated in its 18 February obituary.[2] 

1938 NKVD chief Genrikh Yagoda admitted that he poisoned to death Maksim Gorky and his son and unsuccessfully tried to poison future NKVD boss Nikolay Yezhov.  Russian writer Maksim Gorky and his son. During the Trial of the Twenty One in The attempted poisoning of Yezhov was later officially dismissed as falsification, but Vyacheslav Molotov believed that the poisoning accusations were true. Yagoda was never officially rehabilitated (recognized as an innocent victim of political repressions) by Soviet authorities.[5]

1937: One of the leaders of the White movement, Russian general Evgenii Miller, is drugged and kidnapped in Paris and later executed in Russia.[5]

1936: Nestor Lakoba, Abkhaz Communist leader During a visit to Beria in Tbilisi in December 1936, Lakoba was poisoned, allowing Beria to consolidate his control over Abkhazia and all of Georgia.

1930: The leader of the Russian All-Military Union general Alexander Kutepov is drugged and kidnapped in Paris and dies from a heart attack due to an overdose of the administered drug[5]

1921 first poison laboratory established The KGB's Poison Factory  1921, the first poison laboratory was established — right in Lenin's own secretariat, at that time called the 'Special Room' — under the leadership of Professor Ignaty Kazakov. From the very beginning its 'products' were to be used against the 'enemies of the people'. That, of course, was a euphemism.

30 August 1918 Vladimir Lenin shot - Aug 30, 1918 - HISTORY.com After speaking at a factory in Moscow, Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is shot twice by Fanya Kaplan, a member of the Social Revolutionary party. Lenin was seriously wounded but survived the attack. KGB's Poison Factory e attempt took place on 30 August 1918. Fanya Kaplan, the unsuccessful assassin, fired three shots with bullets allegedly poisoned with curare at Lenin who was on his way back from a meeting. Lenin was wounded but survived and Kaplan was shot without trial four days later. Curare vine used by some South American indians for poisoning arrowheads. 

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