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Additional information: Apparently the wanted man above, has a comb-over-swoop to hide a massive bald spot, and may have aged tremendously since the above photograph was taken.

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Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess's parents tell of their anger and hurt


Screen Shot 2019 08 06 at 19.29.31Dawn Sturgess died after being poisoned with nerve agent following the Sergei Skripal incident. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt/The Guardian

The parents of the woman who died in the Wiltshire novichok poisonings have broken their silence to express their anger and hurt at losing their daughter in an extraordinary international incident and say they believe there could be more of the nerve agent yet to be found.

Speaking as the first anniversary of the poisonings nears, Stan and Caroline Sturgess also revealed their concerns that the UK authorities chose to settle the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, exposing residents to risk.

To read more on the Guardian:

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This article was written by one of, if not the most thorough and knowledgable people in the world on the subject of the now defunct East German secret police force, The Ministry for State Security (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS), the Stasi for Short.

Mr. David Crawford (the co-author) told us that Vladimir Putin's inner circle were thoroughly interviewed for this article, in which case, it would seem that the current Russian President does have an in depth knowledge of poison and how to administer such material, further to acquiring a copy of a deadly poisons study during his time in Dresden.

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Putin's Early Years


In August 1985, Putin arrives in the East German backwoods. His official position is consular officer. But his real job, as a major in the Russian intelligence service, is to recruit spies in the GDR. This is not a place he really wants to be. Spies dream of serving at stations in enemy territory, of obtaining important information. Being stationed in an allied nation, and then in Dresden, far away from the capital – not very exciting. But at the age of 32, Putin is still at the beginning of his career: he has spent ten years in the KGB and this is his first real foreign assignment.

His closest colleague in the first two years is Vladimir Usoltsev. During this time they know everything about each other. The two men share an office and even a desk in the attic of the KGB building in Angelikastraße 4. The office is sometimes too hot or too cold.

To read more on Correctiv:

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You may also like to read:

* Why is FBI Still in the Dark 29 Years After the Biggest Art Heist in US History?

* Poisoned ex-spy likely latest victim in long line of Kremlin-ordered hits

* Putin's Hit Parade

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