E.L. [Edward Lucas], Eastern Approaches, Economist.com
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is visiting London this week, amid some talk of a "reset" in British relations with Russia. They have been in the deep freeze (or at least the cool box) since the murder in London in 2006 of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian emigre who had become a British citizen. The investigation is still open and many in British officialdom are convinced that the murder came about with the active help of Russia's FSB. Others think it is time to move on: if BP, Britain's largest company, can snuggle up to Rosneft, Russia's best-connected one, why can't politicians be cordial and constructive too.
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Lavrov in London