Alexei Navalny

  • Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow
    Moscow, January 18 (AP): Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Navalny's detention at passport control in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport was widely expected because Russia's prisons service said he had violated parole terms from a suspended sentence on a 2014 embezzlement conviction.
  • Chemical weapons body confirms nerve agent Novichok in Navalny's blood
    AMSTERDAM, October 6 (Reuters): Blood samples taken from Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny confirmed the presence of a nerve agent from the banned Novichok family, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a statement that the biomarkers in his blood and urine had "similar structural characteristics as the toxic chemicals belonging" to the Novichok group. The findings confirm results re
  • Kremlin critic Navalny posts photo of himself walking
    MOSCOW, September 19 (Reuters): Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was seen walking down the stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed on Saturday, five days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and could breathe independently. Navalny, the leading opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, fell ill in Siberia last month and was airlifted to Berlin. Germany says laboratory tests in three countries have determined he was poisoned with
  • U.N. rights chief urges Russia to investigate Navalny case
    GENEVA, September 8 (Reuters): The top United Nations human rights official called on Russia on Tuesday to conduct, or cooperate with, a full independent investigation into Germany's findings that opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. Navalny has been removed from a medically induced coma and is responding to speech, Berlin's Charite hospital said on Monday. The hospital has been treating Navalny since he was airlifted to Germany aft
  • Putin critic Navalny has come out of coma: Berlin hospital
    BERLIN, September 7 (Reuters): 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 month, said his condition has improved and he is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. "It remains too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his
  • Germany says Putin critic Navalny was poisoned with Novichok
    BERLIN, September 2 (Reuters):  A critic of President Vladmir 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 "unequivocal evidence" that Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, had been poisoned with Novichok, Steffen Seibert said in an emailed state
  • Kremlin says does not want Navalny illness to damage ties with West
    MOSCOW, August 26 (Reuters): The Kremlin said on Wednesday it hoped opposition politician Alexei Navalny's illness would not damage Russia's ties with the West and that it was keen to find out why he fell ill despite declining to open an investigation over the incident. Navalny is in a medically induced coma in a Berlin hospital where he was airlifted on Saturday after collapsing during a flight. The German clinic said its initial medical examination pointed to poisonin
  • Kremlin says no reason for now to investigate Alexei Navalny's illness
    MOSCOW, August 25 (Reuters): The Kremlin said on Tuesday it saw no need for now to investigate the circumstances leading up to opposition politician Alexei Navalny's illness and that a German clinic's initial diagnosis of poisoning was not yet conclusive. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Russia to investigate the suspected poisoning of Navalny and to hold the perpetrators accountable after German doctors found indications of a toxic substance in his b
  • Siberian doctors say they saved Kremlin critic Navalny's life
    MOSCOW, August 24 (Reuters): Doctors at the Siberian hospital that first treated Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Monday that they had saved his life but that they had not found traces of poison in his system. Navalny, a long-time opponent of President Vladimir Putin, fell gravely ill on Thursday after what his allies believe was a poisoning and was airlifted to Germany for treatment on Saturday. "We saved his life with great effort and work," h
  • Kremlin critic Navalny driven out of hospital in Siberia - Reuters witness
    OMSK, Russia, August 22 (Reuters): Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was driven out of a hospital in an ambulance early on Saturday, a Reuters witness said. Gravely ill Kremlin critic Navalny was meant to leave the Siberian city of Omsk and be airlifted to Germany to receive medical care after the opposition politician's allies accused the Russian authorities of trying to stop his evacuation. Navalny fell ill earlier this week while flying back to Moscow from
  • Wife of Kremlin critic Navalny appeals to Putin to allow his evacuation to Germany
    OMSK, Russia, August 21 (Reuters): The wife of stricken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appealed to President Vladimir Putin on Friday to allow the opposition politician to be flown to Germany for urgent medical care from a hospital in Siberia. Navalny, a foe of Putin and his lieutenants and a campainger against corruption, is in serious condition after drinking tea on Thursday morning that his allies believe was laced with poison. His condition improved a little overnight but
  • Russian opposition politician Navalny in coma after suspected poisoning - spokeswoman
    MOSCOW, August 20 (Reuters): Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was in a coma in a Siberian hospital on Thursday after drinking a cup of tea that his spokeswoman said she believed was laced with poison. Navalny, 44, was in intensive care and on an artificial lung ventilator, spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on social media. A fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, Navalny started feeling ill when returning to Moscow from Tomsk in Siberia by plane on Wednesday