Today's papers have all printed articles about the recent poisoning in London of former FSB officer and defector Alexander Litvinenko. The story is not new - 'Kommersant' and others have been running it since last Monday. So why the delay?
Even without full identification of the poison used, the story should have been run in the media much earlier, particularly as Litvinenko had recently received full British citizenship. Realpolitik? Pressure from UK gov?