Russia, Radioactive Poison and International Affairs

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Polonium 210--the substance that killed Alexander Litvinenko--has turned up in Hamburg, and Interpol and German police are on the case, with Chancellor Angela Merkel saying such killings are not "a good sign." As the investigation into the radioactive poisoning of the former Russian spy continues, there's growing dispute about Litvinenko's London death-bed accusation that Vladimir Putin had a role in his killing. Though Russia's President scoffs, the incident has created alarm about what's happened to that county since the end of the Cold War. With former KGB agents running both the Kremlin and vast private interests, is Russia going fascist? Should the Soviet Union have been left in tact? We hear about internal corruption and international bullying.

Credits

Guests:
Carrick Mollenkamp - Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, David Satter - Hudson Institute - @DavidSatter, Edward Lozansky - American University in Moscow - @EdwardLozansky, Stephen F. Cohen - New York University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal