Eight years after the poisoning of Aleksandr Litvinenko with radioactive polonium, Britain has suddenly opened an inquiry into his death. 
Aleksandr Litvinenko was a fugitive officer of the Russian FSB secret service who specialized in tackling organized crime. In November 1998, Litvinenko and several other FSB officers publicly accused their superiors of ordering the assassination of the Russian tycoon and oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Litvinenko got into trouble in Russia for doing this and eventually fled to Britain, where he was granted asylum. Later, in 2006, he was apparently murdered via poisoning by radioactive polonium-210. 
Obviously, the Russians are suspects in the death of Aleksandr Litvinenko. Yet an inquest into his death kept being delayed.  However suddenly now, in these times of tension with Russia, the inquest has at last begun. Is the timing on this just coincidence, or is it partly due to the current propaganda war against Russia?
Maksim Litvinenko, brother of the late Aleksandr Litvinenko, is of the opinion that the timing of the inquest is no coincidence. “This case became a big PR campaign against the Russian government and its president in particular,” Maksim Litvinenko said. “The West is pressuring Russia very hard now. The MH-17 crash, Crimea, the war in Ukraine, sanctions against Moscow and now this inquiry – I’m not buying that this is a coincidence.” 
For some reason, Russia has been reluctant to respond in kind to various provocations. For instance, currently Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine, is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, reports Agence France Presse (AFP). A brutal siege by the Kiev alleged government has caused water, electricity, and food supplies to be cut off. Lugansk is home to some 420,000 people, most of them non-combatants. “After several months due to the blockade and incessant firing the city now finds itself on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe,” stated the office of Lugansk mayor Sergiy Kravchenko.  Yet Russia still does not intervene, even though its president Vladimir Putin had promised protection several months ago. For whatever reason, Russia remains on the defensive despite various provocations by the Anglo-American establishment and its stooges in Kiev.
But suppose Russia were to decide, “Very well. You want to bring up the Aleksandr Litvinenko affair at this time? All right, then we will open an investigation into the murder of Grigori Rasputin.”
Rasputin was murdered on December 29, 1916. On the heels of the murder came a revolution in February 1917, whereby a moderate socialist government headed by Alexander Kerensky came to power. Later, certain bankers along with Germany promoted the October 1917 Bolshevik revolution. (Further background: Russia, From Rasputin to Putin, the Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of April 24, 2014.)
But who was truly behind the murder of Grigori Rasputin? Many people believe Britain’s MI-6 was involved. Reportedly, Michael Smith, the author of Six: A History of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, argued that Rasputin was assassinated by MI6 and that one of their agents, Oswald Rayner, was the man who killed him. This account is supported by Richard Cullen’s book, Rasputin: The role of Britain’s Secret Service in his Torture and Murder (2010). 
So instead of wringing her hands and moaning, “Oh dear, oh dear, they keep insulting our reputation,” Russia could open an investigation into the Rasputin murder, tit-for-tat with Britain’s inquest into the Litvinenko death.
“Who Killed Rasputin?”, asks a documentary of the same name. “The programme-makers re-opened the investigation into his death and found conclusive evidence to suggest that Rasputin was murdered in St Petersburg in 1916 in a plot hatched by rogue members of the British Secret Service – with a fatal shot fired at close range by Secret Agent Oswald Rayner.” 
——- Sources ——-
 “Inquiry into death of ex-Russian agent Litvinenko opens in London”, Russia Today, July 31, 2014. http://on.rt.com/vq8uvp
 “Alexander Litvinenko”, Wikipedia, August 4, 2014
 “Ukraine rebel city of Lugansk on verge of ‘humanitarian catastrophe'”, AFP, August 2, 2014
 “Who Killed Rasputin? Was it a MI6 Conspiracy?”, by John Simkin. The Education Forum, September 23, 2010. http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=16664
 “Who Killed Rasputin?”, http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/who-killed-rasputin/