Will Litvinenko murder suspect host the Olympics?

Russian MP Andrei Lugovoi, who is Britain’s chief suspect in the murder of dissident ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko is considering running for mayor of Sochi, the Black Sea resort city that will host the 2014 Olympic Games. Scotland Yard’s prime suspect needled Britain last May, by attending a soccer game played by two British teams in ...

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Former Soviet KGB agent and current Russian parliamentarian Andrei Lugovoi gestures while speaking at a press conference in Moscow on December 2, 2008. Lugovoi answered questions about the so-called "Litvinenko Case", the death by poisoning of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko in London. AFP PHOTO / ALEXEY SAZONOV (Photo credit should read Alexey SAZONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian MP Andrei Lugovoi, who is Britain's chief suspect in the murder of dissident ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko is considering running for mayor of Sochi, the Black Sea resort city that will host the 2014 Olympic Games.

Scotland Yard's prime suspect needled Britain last May, by attending a soccer game played by two British teams in Moscow. I have to imagining that attending an Olympics hosted by Lugovoi himself has to be a pretty infuriating prospect for the U.K.

 Alexey SAZONOV/AFP/Getty Images

Russian MP Andrei Lugovoi, who is Britain’s chief suspect in the murder of dissident ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko is considering running for mayor of Sochi, the Black Sea resort city that will host the 2014 Olympic Games.

Scotland Yard’s prime suspect needled Britain last May, by attending a soccer game played by two British teams in Moscow. I have to imagining that attending an Olympics hosted by Lugovoi himself has to be a pretty infuriating prospect for the U.K.

 Alexey SAZONOV/AFP/Getty Images

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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