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Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny Accuses Vladimir Putin of Poisoning Him

Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny, who fell ill on a flight to Moscow in late August, has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating his assassination, saying that only he could have authorized the use of the nerve agent novichok, a regular fixture of Russian political killings, the UK Guardian reported Thursday.

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny takes part in a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, Russia. As Russia's most determined and durable opposition figure, Alexei Navalny has employed an astute understanding of social media and an …

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 Russia as soon as he has recovered from what several international diagnostic teams have now confirmed as Novichok poisoning.

Navalny appears in the hospital photo with his wife Yulia and two children.

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 a bungled attempt to assassinate former intelligence agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter in London two years ago.

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny takes part in a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, Russia. As Russia's most determined and durable opposition figure, Alexei Navalny has employed an astute understanding of social media and an …

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 been poisoned.

A still image taken from an AFPTV footage shows opposition leader Alexei Navalny attending a rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, Moscow, January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexandra Dalsbaek (Photo credit should read ALEXANDRA DALSBAEK/AFP/Getty Images)

25,000 Rally in Moscow to Demand Release of Anti-Putin Demonstrators

Moscow’s scaled-down version of the Hong Kong protest movement appeared to have quieted down after the city elections that provoked it came and went in August, but it experienced a resurgence on Sunday when 25,000 people marched to demand freedom for demonstrators who were arrested during the government crackdown. 

A protester holds a banner reading “Freedom to political prisoners! They haven’t to be arrested!” during a rally to support political prisoners in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Russia Accuses Facebook, Google of Election Meddling

The Russian government is accusing tech giants Facebook and Google of having defied a government order to ban the distribution of political advertising during Russian regional elections. According to communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, “Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in the Russian Federation.”

Are Facebook users better off after its $5 billion fine?