Ex-KGB bodyguard Andrei Lugovoi, who is wanted for the 2006 murder of dissident Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko in London, has demanded access to details of the criminal case against him, Interfax reported.
Russia and the U.K. risk further souring ties as authorities are set to clash over potential money-laundering and bribery charges against a former Russian official at a London-based international lender.
When David Cameron meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week, it will be the first face-to-face contact between a British prime minister and the Russian premier since Tony Blair and Putin parted on poor terms in 2007.
The inquiry into the death of a former Russian spy poisoned in London with radioactive tea should close its hearings to the press and public when it reviews files the U.K. said contain sensitive information, the judge leading the probe ruled.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will propose Royal Dutch Shell Plc expand cooperation with state-run OAO Gazprom during the first visit by a U.K. prime minister in six years, as the leader seeks to improve relations between the countries.