Certainly, the death of the former KGB agent criticizing the Kremlin's politics should awaken those that do not believe in the old ways. Litvinenko died of complete bone marrow failure…due to radioactivity, initially thought however to be thallium poisoning – a toxic metal – used for rat poison in the past.
Politkovskaya, the Russian investigative journalist was mortally shot October 7, 2006 in her Moscow apartment.
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Doctors at an Austrian clinic where Yushchenko visited after he fell suspiciously ill – after a dinner with a political rival in September, found evidence of dioxin poisoning.
Dioxins are highly toxic chemicals that often are byproducts of factories that use chlorine in cleaning and manufacturing. In humans, dioxins in high doses can cause cancer and liver damage and have been linked to reproductive damage with an increased likeliness of diabetes and heart disease. Yushchenko had about 1,000 times the normal amount of dioxin in his blood.
The tests left "no doubt."