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Russia Has a Long History of Eliminating 'Enemies of the State'

| Mar. 13, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced it was "highly likely" Russia was behind a nerve agent attack that left a Russian double agent and his daughter fighting for their lives.

Sergei Skripal, a retired Russian military intelligence officer living in Britain, collapsed March 4 on a Salisbury park bench, along with his daughter. For about a decade, Skripal spied for Britain's foreign intelligence service, MI6, while working inside Russian intelligence.

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