Putin’s No 1 enemy: ‘The Kremlin still wants to kill me if it can’

Grigory Rodchenkov is the man who blew the whistle on Russia’s sports-doping scandal. From a secret location in the US, he tells Luke Harding about his life in exile

‘Putin knew about this operation. He was informed on a regular basis. The state’s role is absolutely clear’ Dr Grigory Rodchenkov

Luke Harding is the author of Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West, available from the Guardian Bookshop
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The man in front of me is wearing a disguise. We are talking on Skype. I’m at my home near London and Dr Grigory Rodchenkov is at an undisclosed location somewhere in America, guarded 24/7 by armed FBI agents. How is he? “My life is good. My mood is...

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