‘He was having sex with underage boys’ Litvinenko’s chilling claims about Putin resurface
The inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko saw a number of accusations aimed at Vladimir Putin.
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The former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko first made headlines in 2006 when he was photographed lying in a hospital bed on the brink of death having been poisoned with the highly dangerous substance, polonium-210. Then, in 2016, Mr Litvinenko’s name once again made headlines as an inquiry into his death revealed that he had made damning allegations against Vladimir Putin in the months before his murder. Now, his story is being hashed out again as David Tennant is starring in the new ITVX series which explores his death and the police’s hunt for his killers.
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Sir Robert Owen’s inquiry, which concluded in 2016, found that Mr Litvinenko had written about how Putin was filmed abusing children while he was a student in the very flat where another politican had a threesome with sex workers.
In addition to this, in 2006, Putin was filmed walking through a Kremlin courtyard, greeting the public, when he knelt down and lifted a little boy’s shirt before planting a kiss on his stomach.
The gesture – which Putin told CBS in 2006 had “nothing behind it” — resulted in Mr Litvinenko accusing the Russian president of paedophilia while also discussing Yuri Skuratov, the former Prosecutor General of Russia, claiming it was Putin who leaked the sordid video of him with the sex workers.
Unlike the video of Mr Skuratov, Mr Litvinenko claimed that Putin deliberately sought out this alleged video of him with the children and destroyed it.