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    Company Pictures, a UK television production company, is expected to film a 3-part drama about former FSB secret service agent Alexander Litvinenko's death, local media reported Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to The Guardian newspaper, the drama is expected to be based on a book dubbed A Very Expensive Poison, written by the newspaper's former Moscow correspondent.

    The newspaper added that Company Pictures would focus on the activities of the Scotland Yard that had been carrying out the inquiry into the case.

    Alexander Litvinenko fled from Russia to the United Kingdom in 2000. He died in 2006, three weeks after drinking tea with his former colleagues Dmitry Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoy in central London. Following his death, the UK authorities claimed that Litvinenko's former colleagues had poisoned him with the radioactive isotope polonium-210. A public inquiry into Litvinenko's death was formally established by the UK government in July 2014.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized the UK inquiry as politicized and lacking transparency, and said it would have an adverse effect on relations between the two nations.


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