Alexei Navalny

Permafrost descends on US-Russia ties

On September 24, a bipartisan group of US senators proposed sanctions against Russian officials over the alleged poisoning of the opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Siberia recently.  A targeted bill titled Holding Russia Accountable for Malign Activities Act of 2020 has been introduced by five…

Novichok creators expose devil weapon’s origins

Poisoning is a method of killing that dates back to antiquity, but the alleged Kremlin deployment of chemical weapons to silence opponents via assassination has carried the practice into the 21st century. Arguably the most infamous of such weapons in current circulation is Novichok –…

Alexei Navalny Released From German Hospital After 32 Days

BERLIN—The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning said Wednesday that his condition improved enough for him to be released, and suggested a “complete recovery” from the nerve agent was possible. Navalny, 44, spent 32 days in treatment in Berlin’s Charite hospital,…

Kremlin Critic Navalny Posts Photo of Himself Walking

MOSCOW—Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was seen walking down the stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed on Saturday, 5 days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and could breathe independently. Navalny, the leading opponent of Russian…

Navalny Team Says Novichok Was Found on Water Bottle in Hotel Room

MOSCOW—The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned there and not at the airport as first thought, his team said on…

Navalny Posts Photo from Hospital, Vows to Return to Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday posted a photo of himself from his hospital room in Germany and said he was able to breathe for an entire day without the aid of a ventilator. Navalny reportedly told German officials he plans to return to…

Navalny Posts Photo of Himself Online, Says He Can Breathe

BERLIN—Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed in Germany on Tuesday, looking gaunt but joking wryly about his condition and saying that he was enjoying the ability to finally breathe on his own after being poisoned with a…

Germany Says French, Swedish Labs Confirm Navalny’s Novichok Poisoning

BERLIN—Laboratories in Sweden and France have independently confirmed that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-style nerve agent Novichok, the German government said on Monday. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert also said samples taken from the opposition politician, who is currently being treated in…

Germany Approves Russian Request to Assist in Navalny Probe

BERLIN—Berlin’s Justice Ministry has approved a request from Moscow for legal assistance in the investigation of the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and has tasked state prosecutors with working with Russian authorities, officials said on Friday. Berlin state prosecutors said in a tweet that…

Russia Says West Trying to Victimize Moscow Over Navalny

MOSCOW—Russia’s top diplomat on Thursday accused the West of leveling accusations of poisoning top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny without providing evidence, staunchly denying any official involvement. Navalny, the most visible opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was flown to Germany two days after falling ill…

‘Substantial Chance’ Russian Officials Behind Navalny Poisoning: Pompeo

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday there was a “substantial chance” that the suspected poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was ordered by senior Russian officials. “I think people all around the world see this kind of activity for what it is.…

Russia Claims Germany ‘Stonewalling’ on Dissident Alexei Navalny’s Health

The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday that accused the German government of “stonewalling” on the health of Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader poisoned with Novichok nerve agent according to German doctors – a chemical weapon Russia has employed in previous assassination…

Putin Critic Navalny Has Come out of Coma, Berlin Hospital Says

BERLIN—Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been removed from a medically induced coma and is responding to speech, Berlin’s Charite hospital said on Monday. The hospital, which has been treating Navalny since he was airlifted to Germany after falling ill on a Russian domestic flight last…

Trump’s True Relationship With Russia Has Never Been Revealed

Getty / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic Fate offered Peter Strzok a place in history that he never sought. The son of an Army officer, Strzok also served in the United States military before joining the FBI’s counterintelligence operation in 1996. He excelled at his…

Calls Mount for Germany to Rethink Nord Stream 2 Pipeline After Navalny Poisoning

BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced growing pressure on Thursday to reconsider the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will take gas from Russia to Germany, after she said Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-style nerve agent. Merkel said on Wednesday that Navalny, who…

Putin Critic Navalny Poisoned With Novichok Nerve Agent, Merkel Says

BERLIN/MOSCOW—Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is in intensive care in a Berlin hospital, was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent in an attempt to murder him, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sept. 1. She said Berlin expects Moscow to explain itself and that Germany…

Germany: ‘Unequivocal Proof’ Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny Poisoned with Novichok

Hours after the Russian government skeptically requested exhaustive details from German doctors who said traces of poison were found in comatose Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Germany announced there is “unequivocal proof” that Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, the same nerve agent Russia used in…

Germany Says Putin Critic Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok Nerve Agent

BERLIN—A critic of President Vladimir Putin who fell into a coma in Russia and is being treated in Berlin was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. Tests on blood samples conducted at a German military laboratory produced…

Moscow Police Open Criminal Case After Anti-Kremlin Blogger Badly Beaten

Warning: This article contains a graphic image. MOSCOW—Moscow police opened a criminal inquiry on Monday after anti-Kremlin opposition activist and political blogger Yegor Zhukov was beaten and left bloodied outside his home at the weekend. The 22-year-old student, who was a leading figure in large…

‘Putin, Have Some Tea’: Russian City Holds Eighth Anti-Kremlin Protest

Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday in Russia’s far eastern city of Khabarovsk to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s handling of a regional political crisis and the suspected poisoning of his most vocal critic. “Putin, have some tea,” protesters chanted as they…

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Allegedly Poisoned

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been frequently arrested and legally harassed for his unrelenting criticism of President Vladimir Putin, became seriously ill while flying from Siberia to moscow on Thursday and was placed on a ventilator. Navalny spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh claimed he has…

Kremlin critic Navalny in ICU after ‘poisoning’

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in intensive care in a Siberian hospital on Thursday after he fell ill in what his spokeswoman said was a suspected poisoning. Navalny, a 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner who is among President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, was…

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