Russian Spy Collapses In Uk Under Mysterious Circumstances [world Service]

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Were former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Kremlin targets?

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

20180306

Were former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Kremlin targets?

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are critically ill in hospital after apparently being poisoned in Salisbury in the UK - but were they Kremlin targets? The possibility of an unexplained substance being involved has drawn comparisons with the 2006 poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko. We speak to our reporter for BBC Russia about the latest findings in the case and their implications.

Also we hear about a fall in child marriage around the world; and a conversation about what it's like being a transgender drag queen.

(Photo: Sergei Skripal, August 9, 2006. Credit: Yuri Senatorov/AFP/Getty Images)