Britain doesn't seem to want to let the latter go. A British security service agent told the BBC yesterday that the Russian state was most likely involved in Litvinenko's death. (The poison that killed him was allegedly in his tea.) Russia today hit back.
At an editorial meeting earlier, the director of our Russian Service told a story that just sounds too good to be true. At their meeting yesterday, apparently both Brown and Medvedev were served tea. Medvedev drunk his down, but Brown, ever the cautious Presbyterian, refused to touch his.
-- Luke Allnutt