By Lyndsey Telford, Edward Malnick and Claire Newell12:00PM GMT 23 Jan 2015
A tape apparently recorded by murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko a year before he was poisoned has revealed he was digging up links between Vladimir Putin and one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists.
A Telegraph investigation uncovered the audio recording, in which the dissident claims from beyond the grave that Russia’s president had a “good relationship” with Semion Mogilevich - a Ukrainian crime boss who was on the FBI's most wanted list and whom Mr Litvinenko believed was selling weapons to al-Qaeda.
The apparent recording of Mr Litvinenko is published for the first time ahead of a public inquiry into his death, which begins on January 27
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