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WAVLADIMIRUKOVKYTUP?

InDecemer2016,Mr.ukovskisscheduledtogoontrialfor
"indecentimages"foundonhiscomputer.Hestrenuousldeniesan
involvement,claiminghispowerfulpoliticalenemieshadwell-known
motive,opportunitandmethodtoplantevidencetodestrohis
reputationandstainhislife'swork.

Russianmediawidelreported,wrongl,thatukovskwascharged
withmultipleincidentsofpersonallphotographingchildren.o
ukovsksuedritain'sCrownProsecutionerviceforliel,claiming
theirpressreleaseofthechargesincludedthelegalterminolog
"making[and]possessionof...indecentimagesofchildren,"which
encouragedfalseclaimsandwaswronglusedtosupportthem.
("Making"inritishlawcanappltocopingafiletoone'scomputer.)

AHighCourtjudgeconsideredthelielcaseandhandeddowna
judgmenton28JulthatCPhadnotcommittedliel.uthe

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clarifiedonrecordthatukovskwasneitherchargednorsuspected
CPofcriminalehaviorwithchildren,contrartowidespread
reportsinRussianmedia.Thejudgmentwilleappealed.

Lielcasedocuments(seetheNewspageforkeexcerpts):

PressreleasefromVladimirukovsk(PDF)
JudgmentfromHighCourtofJustice(PDF)

mailinfo@vladimirukovsk.comforinfoandcontacts.

ONTHIPAG
Atimelineofevents

PressstatementsfromMarinaLitvinenkoandGarrKasparov

Relevantpressstoriesanddocuments

Thefullstor

TIMLIN
11Jul2006TheTimespulishesaletterVladimirukovsk
andhigh-rankingRussiansecretservicedefectorOleg
Gordievsk,titledLicencetoKill.ItclaimsPutinhastwonewlaws
that,whenusedtogether,makeitlegalinRussiaforthe
governmenttokillcriticsaroadas"extremists."

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1Nov2006AlexanderLitvinenkoisfatallpoisonedinLondon,
diesthreeweekslateron23Novemer.
1Nov2006Mariocaramella,anItaliansecuritexperttestifing
onRussianinfiltrationintoItal'sgovernment,alsotestspositive
forpoisonutlives.
2Dec2006TheGuardianreportsthatcaramellahadshown
Litvinenkoa"hitlist"leakedfromFemail,withhimself,
Litvinenkoandukovskamongthefivemenlisted.
2Nov2007Gordievskfallsill,possilpoisoned,inurre.
23March2013oriserezovsk,anex-patRussianillionaire
alsoonthelist,isfounddeadinhishome.Aninquestintocause
ofdeathisinconclusive

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22Jul2014LitvinenkoInquirintohismurderannounced.
ukovskissummonedasawitness.
28Oct2014Lawenforcementseizesukovsk'slaptopathis
home.
17Mar2015ukovsktestifiesinaLitvinenkoInquirhearing.He
explainsnewRussianlaws,recountsdeaththreatphonecallsto
Litvinenkowhichheoverheard,andconcludes,"Iamprettsure
itwasdoneonordersfromKremlin."Thiswastheconclusionof
theInquiraswell.
27Apr2015CrownProsecutionervicepulishespressrelease
announcingchargesagainstukovsk:"making[sic]and
possessingindecentimages,"usingthelegaljargon"making."
Russianmediawidelmisreportsthechargesaspedophilia.

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24Aug2015ukovsksuesCPforlieloverthewordingofits
pressrelease.
16Ma2016ukovsk'scriminaltrialispostponeduntil
Decemer2016.
25Jul2016ukovskv.CPlieltrialegins.
28Jul2016judgmentinlieltrialfindsnolielCP,although
CPhasnowstatedfortherecordthattherewerenevercharges
ofchildause,norintenttoimplsuchehavior,ecausehewas
neversuspectedofit.(Documentslinkedaove.)

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CPpressrelease
NTVnewsstor(Russian)
Translation:"Accordingtotheevidence,thewriter
photographedthechildrenhimself "
RIANovosti(Russian)
Translation:"Theinvestigationallegesukovks
photographedandkeptpornographicapictures."
ukovsk'shungerstrike
Criminaltrialpostponed
TheGuardianotainsthe"hitlist"
ukovsk'stestimonatLitvinenkoInquir
NationalReview:DidritainfallintoPutin'strap?
TheAmericanpectator:ukovskvs.theritishCrown--vs.the
Kremlin?

THFULLTORY
OnOctoer28,2014,Camridgeshirepoliceraidedthehomeof
Vladimirukovsk,aleadingRussiandissidentwhohadlivedin
Camridgesince1976.Thetookhislaptopawa.

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ukovsk,then72earsold,hadeenseriouslill,etwas
scheduledtotestifinthelarge-scaleinquirintothemurderof
AlexanderLitvinenko,aformerRussianFofficerwhohaddefected,
andwasprovidingtheWestwithtopsecretinformationonF

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London,whenhedrankradioactivepoloniumslippedintoacupof

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tea.Poloniumdoesnotsetoffregularradiationdetectors.Hewould
havediedofmsteriouscauses,haddoctorsnotrunspecialteststo
detectitspresence.

OnMarch17,2015,ukovsk,stillill,testifiedattheRoalCourtsof
JusticeinLondonthathehadeenwithLitvinenkowhenhisfriend
receiveddeaththreatsfromformerFcolleagues.Rememerwhat
happenedtoTrotsk,onesaid.ukovskalsotestifiedthat,ashehad
writtenforTheTimes,PresidentPutinhadpassedtwonewlawsthat,
whenputtogether,madeitlegalwithinRussiaforPutintoorder
Russianagentstokillopponentslivinginothercountries.

Moreover,LitvinenkohadeenshownanemailleakedfromFthat
listedfiveenemiesofthestatewhoneededtoedealtwith,force
ifnecessar.OnewasLitvinenko.AnotherwasMariocaramella,an
Italianacademicandespionageexpertinvolvedinhisgovernment's
MitrokhincommissioninvestigationintoRussianinfiltrationofItalian
government.Hewouldalsotestpositiveforpoloniumpoisoning
soon,utwouldlive.Thethirdtargetwasoriserezovsk,anexiled
Russianillionairelivinginnglandwhosusequentlclaimedtwice
thathehadfledassassinationplots.erezovskwasfounddeadin
hishomein2013,anapparentsuicide.

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ThefifthnameonthelistwasVladimirukovsk.

There'sawordinRussianthatmeansalotutdoesn'ttranslatewell:
provokatsia."Provocation,"itsliteraltranslation,doesn'tmeanhere

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2016
whatitdoesthere:Astealth,fraudulentactdesignedtoharma
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oftheperpetrator.

Provokatsiatakesmanforms:
Plantingevidenceona

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adversar.Poloniuminacupof

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Chechensdidit.InRussia,

Coincidencewith
LitvinenkoInquir?

provokatsiaisstandard
operatingprocedure.It'snotconsideredcraztheretoelievethat
politicianorisNemtsovwasgunneddownagentsoftheUnited
tateslastear,tocastsuspiciononPutin.Afterall,thethinkinggoes,
it'swhatwewoulddo.

OnApril27,2015,amonthafterukovsk'stestimon,ritain'sCrown
Prosecutionervice--CP--issuedapressreleasethatCPhad
"authorizedtheprosecutionofVladimirukovsk,72,forfivecharges
ofmakingindecentimagesofchildren,fivechargesofpossessionof
indecentimageofchildrenandonechargeofpossessionofa
prohiitedimage."

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MajorRussiannewsservicesincludingNTVandRIAmistranslatedthe
announcement,saingnotthatukovskhadeenchargedfor
havingfilesonhiscomputer,utthatCPhadevidencehehad
personallphotographedchildreninimmoralwasonmultiple

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upportersofukovskimmediatelassumed:provokatsia.Whkilla
manandmakehimamartr,whenoucanmakehimanoutcast
whosewordsnoonewilleverreadagain?It'samodern,Internetsavvversionoftheoldpracticeofdeclaringdissidentsmentallill,
aswasdonetoukovskinthe1960s.

ukovskpromptlsuedCPforlieloveritseasil-misunderstood
pressrelease,andwentonahungerstrikewhenthecourtsstem
refusedtoschedulethelielhearingaheadofthepornographtrial.
Thecourtstucktoitsschedule.

utinMa2016,thecriminaltrialonitsfirstdawasadjourneduntil
Decemer,toallowmoretimeforexaminationofevidence.

InJul,thelielhearingendedwithajudgmentthatCP'press
releasewasnotdamagingandwasnoteasilmisunderstood.
ukovskmaappeal,utRussianmediaactuallrannewsitemsin
hisfavorthistime:ThejudgewrotethatCPhadtestifiedthehad
neitherchargedukovskwithindecentehaviorwithchildren,nor
hadtheeversuspectedhimofit.ThiswasnewstomanRussians.

Again,Russiantranslationswereofteninaccurate--"ukovsk
acquittedofchildporncharges"--utithelpedundothedamageof

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theirpreviousmistakes.

Thetrialovertheallegedimagesonhiscomputerwilleginin
Decemer.

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