Alexander Litvinenko alleged Russian President Vladimir Putin had been caught on film having sex with young boys, according an investigation into the spy's murder.
Litvinenko wrote in a dramatic Web post that when Putin was a student, he was recorded molesting children in an apartment where another top politician had a threesome with prostitutes, reports Daily Mail.
The claim is chronicled in Sir Robert Owen's investigation report as part of a long list of accusations made by the assassinated spy against Putin after he escaped Russia and settled in Britain.
Litvinenko made the allegation after the Russian president was pictured kissing the stomach of a 5-year-old boy during a tour in the Kremlin in June 2006.
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The investigation talks about how the dissident said Putin was a pedophile, adding that footage existed of him “making sex with some underage boys.” Litvinenko claimed the president got rid of the video.
“The world public is shocked. Nobody can understand why the Russian president did such a strange thing as kissing the stomach of an unfamiliar small boy.
“The explanation may be found if we look carefully at the so-called ‘blank spots’ in Putin's biography.
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“After graduating from the Andropov Institute, which prepares officers for the KGB intelligence service, Putin was not accepted into the foreign intelligence. Instead, he was sent to a junior position in KGB Leningrad Directorate.
“This was a very unusual twist for a career of an Andropov Institute's graduate with fluent German. Why did that happen with Putin?
“Because, shortly before his graduation, his bosses learned that Putin was a pedophile. So say some people who knew Putin as a student at the Institute.
“The Institute officials feared to report this to their own superiors, which would cause an unpleasant investigation. They decided it was easier just to avoid sending Putin abroad under some pretext. Such a solution is not unusual for the secret services.
“Many years later, when Putin became the FSB director and was preparing for the presidency, he began to seek and destroy any compromising materials collected against him by the secret services over earlier years. It was not difficult, provided he himself was the FSB director.
“Among other things, Putin found videotapes in the FSB Internal Security directorate, which showed him making sex with some underage boys.”
The Kremlin has never responded directly to the allegations made by Litvinenko, but the Russian government rejected the whole investigation as “Western propaganda,” according to Daily Mail.
Litvinenko died from drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium in November 2006 during a meeting with Russians Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun at a London hotel, according to CBS News.