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An Inquest Into A Russian Whistleblower’s Death Has Found No Evidence Of Murder After A Bungled Police Investigation

“There is nothing that points specifically toward poisoning,” the judge said, but “equally, there is nothing specific that points away from poison.”

Jane Bradley • 8 months ago

This Russian Double Agent Is A Lot Less Dead Than He Seemed

The Kremlin wanted people to believe their defector was dead. The US did, too. But Alexander Poteyev couldn’t help himself.

Alex Campbell • 10 months ago
Jane Bradley • One year ago

There’s A “Tsunami” Of Corruption Inside Tennis, Review Finds

The review vindicates a BuzzFeed News/BBC investigation that exposed match-fixing in tennis — and the sport’s failure to stamp it out.

John Templon • One year ago
Richard Holmes • One year ago
Richard Holmes • One year ago

The UK Refused To Raid A Company Suspected Of Money Laundering, Citing Its Tory Donations

“It is of note that they are the biggest corporate donor to the Conservative party led by Prime Minister Theresa May and donated 1.25m Euros to the Prince Charles Trust.”

Heidi Blake • One year ago

Key Evidence Disappeared From Police Custody During Investigation Into Russian Whistleblower's Death, Court Hears

Police gathered evidence of mysterious business deals, threats, and links to a Kremlin-linked money laundering case from Alexander Perepilichnyy’s computer. Then that evidence vanished.

Jane Bradley • One year ago

Russian Whistleblower Fell Ill After Eating “Bad” Food The Night Before His Death, Secret Lover Tells Inquest

A tense dinner. Bad food. Vomiting back at the hotel room. Scenes from Russian whistleblower Alexander Perepilichnyy's last night alive, as the woman he spent that evening with finally told authorities her story after being tracked down by BuzzFeed News.

Jane Bradley • One year ago

The Secret Lover Of An "Assassinated" Russian Whistleblower Will Testify At His Inquest After BuzzFeed News Tracked Her Down

The UK inquiry into the death of Alexander Perepilichnyy on British soil will hear key evidence from the woman he met secretly on the eve of his death. She was asked to testify only after BuzzFeed News tracked her down in Paris.

Jane Bradley • One year ago

The US Death Of Putin’s Media Czar Was Murder, Trump Dossier Author Christopher Steele Tells The FBI

The author of the famous Trump dossier provided a secret report to the FBI asserting that RT founder Mikhail Lesin was bludgeoned to death by thugs hired by an oligarch close to Putin. Three other sources independently told the FBI the same basic story, contradicting the government’s finding that Lesin’s death was accidental.

Jason Leopold • One year ago

MPs To Probe Putin's Offshore Wealth In Response To Suspicious Deaths Exposed By BuzzFeed News

Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee is launching an inquiry in response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and the pattern of Russian-linked deaths on British soil exposed by BuzzFeed News.

Heidi Blake • One year ago

Britain's Former Top Police Chief Says Investigations Should Be Reopened Into Suspicious Deaths Linked To Russia

Lord Ian Blair backed a call from the chair of the home affairs select committee for the government to look again at 14 deaths revealed in a BuzzFeed News investigation last year, days after a former Russian spy and his daughter were targeted in a nerve agent attack.

Patrick Smith • One year ago

UK Government Denies Failing To Protect Nuclear Scientist Stabbed To Death In Suspected Kremlin Hit

The British government has denied that it failed in its duty of care towards a state scientist who was found stabbed to death after his research helped connect the Kremlin to a high-profile assassination on British soil.

Heidi Blake • One year ago

Peer Blames UK Government For Death Of State Scientist Stabbed In Suspected Kremlin Assassination

A member of Britain’s House of Lords has accused the UK government of failing to protect a top nuclear scientist after BuzzFeed News revealed his death was a suspected Russian hit.

Heidi Blake • One year ago

Senate Report Warns Western Governments Not To Ignore Suspected Russian Hits In Britain And The US

A report by Democrats on a powerful Senate committee has highlighted suspected Russian assassinations in the US and Britain – exposed by BuzzFeed News – as part of the Kremlin’s campaign to undermine Western democracies.

Heidi Blake • One year ago

Police File Exposes Holes In The Investigation Into US Death Of Putin’s Media Czar

The heavily redacted report reveals nothing about how RT founder Mikhail Lesin sustained the blunt force injuries that killed him. And the Washington, DC, police won’t say whether they reviewed three critical hours of hotel security footage between when Lesin was last seen alive and when he died.

Jason Leopold • One year ago

High-Profile Russian Death In Washington Was No Accident — It Was Murder, Officials Say

The US government ruled Mikhail Lesin’s death an accident, but multiple intelligence and law enforcement officials suspect it was a Russian hit. The government is withholding information, so today BuzzFeed News has filed a lawsuit to pry the records loose.

Jason Leopold • 2 years ago

From Russia With Blood: 14 Suspected Hits On British Soil That The Government Ignored

Lavish London mansions. A hand-painted Rolls-Royce. And eight dead friends. For the British fixer Scot Young, working for Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic meant a life of incredible luxury – but also constant danger. His gruesome death is one of 14 that US spy agencies have linked to Russia – but the UK police shut down every last case. A bombshell cache of documents today reveals the full story of a ring of death on British soil that the government has ignored.

Heidi Blake • 2 years ago

Revealed: Explosive Evidence Of A Russian Assassination On British Soil That The Government Doesn’t Want You To Read

When a financier dropped dead in Britain shortly after exposing a vast Russian crime, police said it was not suspicious. But with his inquest now underway, BuzzFeed News has uncovered explosive evidence of a suspected Kremlin assassination plot – and a secret assignation in Paris on the eve of his death – that the British authorities have sidelined.

Heidi Blake • 2 years ago