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Yes, you can be poisoned with Novichok and survive

The widely publicised attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury in March 2018 certainly did a lot to bring chemical warfare agents, particularly nerve agents, into the public consciousness in the UK and elsewhere. Recent developments in the neighbouring town of Amesbury, where a couple are ill due to coming in contact with the same materials, continue to keep this case in the spotlight. These incidents also bring a lot of questions ranging from the sensible to the ridiculous, and the situation bred numerous odd “alternative narratives” and conspiracy theories.

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“Britain’s been attacking Russia for 400 Years!”: Russian Disinformation Plumbs new Depths in the Skripal Case

“Disinformation” – the act of deliberately putting out false information to distract people from the truth – is a Russian concept. The word itself is one of the few examples of a Russian word which has come into the English language, and should not be confused with “misinformation”, which is incorrect information passed on in the belief that it is true.
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Putin’s Lies Follow a Russian Tradition

The Kremlin lies. Repeatedly and seriously. This is the only conclusion which can be drawn if you accept the view of the British Government that the Russian state is behind the attack using a nerve agent on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yuliya. The Russian authorities have already put out at least 17 different versions of what happened.
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Russian Lies and the Skripal Case

Even before the full details of the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury, England, are known, there is much speculation that the Russian state – and particularly, President Vladimir Putin – may be responsible
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