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This is a Aug. 16, 2005 file photo of the main entrance of Salisbury District Hospital, in Salisbury, England. British media say a former Russian spy is in critical condition after coming into contact with an "unknown substance." Authorities did not identify the man, but the Press Association and other British media identified him Monday, March 5, 2018 as Sergei Skripal who was convicted in 2006 on charges of spying for Britain and sentenced to 13 years but was freed in 2010 in a U.S.-Russian spy swap. (Tim Ockenden/PA via AP, File)

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British media say former Russian spy in critical condition

British media reported Monday that a former Russian spy was in critical condition after coming into contact with an "unknown substance," a case that immediately drew parallels to the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.