In Novichok Poisoning of Alexei Navalny, Some See a Kremlin Calling Card

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MOSCOW—The poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny by what German authorities say was Novichok, a Soviet-era chemical nerve agent, provides the strongest indication yet that the attack was likely carried out by Russian state actors. Some experts say the hint at state involvement may be intentional, sending an unambiguous message to opponents of Russian President Vladimir … Read more

Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Poisoned With Novichok, Berlin Says

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BERLIN—Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, a chemical nerve agent, the German government said on Wednesday, presenting the strongest evidence yet that the attack could have been carried out by Russian state agencies. Chancellor Angela Merkel held an emergency meeting with members of her cabinet and called on Moscow to immediately comment … Read more

Russian Prosecutors Say They Have No Plans to Investigate Navalny’s Suspected Poisoning

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MOSCOW—Russian prosecutors said Thursday they currently don’t have any plans to investigate the suspected poisoning of the Kremlin’s best-known critic, Alexei Navalny, saying there so far is no evidence of a crime being committed. Mr. Navalny’s family and supporters have been pushing for a high-level inquiry into what happened to the anti-corruption… Source link

Navalny Could Well Have Been Poisoned, Germany Says

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BERLIN—The German government on Monday said there was reason to think that Alexei Navalny had been poisoned, justifying police protection for the Russian opposition figure who is being treated in Berlin after collapsing during a trip in Russia last week. “The suspicion is that someone poisoned Mr. Navalny and unfortunately there have been several examples … Read more

Alexei Navalny’s Illness Latest Blow to Russia’s Struggling Opposition

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MOSCOW—The sudden and mysterious illness that left Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in a coma has delivered a blow to Russia’s political opposition, throwing into question its future at a time when the Kremlin has stepped up its efforts to stamp out dissent. Mr. Navalny fell ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow last week … Read more

Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Evacuated From Russia to Germany

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German doctors were attempting to determine what caused Alexei Navalny to become suddenly ill and lapse into a coma, hours after the Kremlin critic was evacuated to Berlin. In a statement that apparently contradicted Russian doctors who said he was too sick and unstable to leave, the activist group that organized Mr. Navalny’s evacuation said … Read more

Navalny Cleared to Fly to Germany, but His Plight Could Chill Putin’s Opponents

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MOSCOW—The sudden, unexplained illness of Alexei Navalny comes in the midst of what has been a difficult year for Russia’s leader, President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Navalny has for years been the Kremlin’s most effective critic, with some four million followers on his campaigning YouTube channel. He fell ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow … Read more

Alexei Navalny, Rival to Putin, in Critical Condition After Suspected Poisoning

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MOSCOW—Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin and Moscow’s political elite, was admitted to the intensive-care unit at a Siberian hospital after a suspected poisoning left him unconscious, his spokeswoman said. Mr. Navalny started to feel ill on a flight to Moscow nearly an hour after drinking tea in the … Read more