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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia.(Reuters/ File photo)

Russia opens new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Navalny is one of President Vladimir Putin’s leading critics and the Kremlin has said he is free to return home just like any other Russian citizen, something he has said he plans to do.
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Navalny has accused Putin of ordering his poisoning. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusation.(Reuters file photo)
Navalny has accused Putin of ordering his poisoning. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusation.(Reuters file photo)

Russian investigators open new fraud probe involving Navalny

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The Investigative Committee, Russia’s main investigative agency, said on Tuesday it has opened a new criminal case against Navalny on charges of large-scale fraud related to his alleged mishandling of some USD 5 million in private donations to his Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organisations.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)

Russia opens new fraud probe involving Alexei Navalny

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:19 AM IST
The Investigative Committee, Russia’s main investigative agency, said it has opened a new criminal case against Navalny on charges of large-scale fraud related to his alleged mishandling of some $5 million in private donations to his Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organizations.
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FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

‘Return immediately or face jail’: Russia warns Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Russia’s Federal Prison Service (FSIN) on Monday warned Navalny that if he doesn’t fly back from Germany ‘at once’ and report at a Moscow office early on Tuesday morning, he’ll be jailed on returning after the deadline.
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Navalny wrote on Twitter: “They are locking up the mother of a small child for two days to tell everybody: don’t dig into this case. Don’t dare to mess with our killers and poisoners and knock on their doors. These killers are untouchable.”(AP)
Navalny wrote on Twitter: “They are locking up the mother of a small child for two days to tell everybody: don’t dig into this case. Don’t dare to mess with our killers and poisoners and knock on their doors. These killers are untouchable.”(AP)

Russia opens criminal case against ally of Kremlin critic Navalny

By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Moscow, Russia
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:56 AM IST
The move against Sobol is the latest in a clampdown on the Kremlin’s opponents before next year’s parliamentary election. Sobol aims to run for office, although outspoken critics of the Kremlin are often prevented from standing.
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The move comes a day after Alexei Navalny, a longtime adversary of President Vladimir Putin, released a recording of a phone call he said he made to an alleged state security operative(REUTERS)
The move comes a day after Alexei Navalny, a longtime adversary of President Vladimir Putin, released a recording of a phone call he said he made to an alleged state security operative(REUTERS)

Russia hits more EU officials with entry bans over the Union’s stance on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:09 PM IST
The EU imposed sanctions on six Russian officials and a state research institute over a poisoning in Russia with a nerve agent.On Tuesday, Russia announced that it was expanding “the list of representatives of EU member states and institutions who will be denied entry to the Russian Federation.”
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference, held online in a video conference mode.(REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference, held online in a video conference mode.(REUTERS)

Putin denies involvement in poisoning of Kremlin critic Navalny

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:34 PM IST
Speaking via video hookup during his annual marathon news conference that lasted 4 1/2 hours, the Russian leader countered the accusations by saying that if the Kremlin wanted to poison Navalny, it would have succeeded.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin during his meeting with Alexei Tsydenov, the governor of Buryatia, via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin during his meeting with Alexei Tsydenov, the governor of Buryatia, via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.(AP)

Russia, Syria under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai | The Hague
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Moscow was urged by Western nations to “transparently” reveal the circumstances of the Novichok nerve agent poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
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Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking to a crowd during a political protest in Moscow. Russia came under renewed pressure to explain the nerve agent attack on opposition figure Alexei Navalny as the annual meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog got underway in The Hague, Netherlands.(AP/ File photo)
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking to a crowd during a political protest in Moscow. Russia came under renewed pressure to explain the nerve agent attack on opposition figure Alexei Navalny as the annual meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog got underway in The Hague, Netherlands.(AP/ File photo)

Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoning

By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni | Netherlands
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Alexei Navalny fell ill on August 20 during a domestic flight in Russia, and was flown to Germany for treatment two days later. His allies accused the Kremlin of poisoning its fiercest opponent. Tests carried out by labs in Germany, France and Sweden and by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons established that Navalny was exposed to a Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent.
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Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny.(AP file photo)
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny.(AP file photo)

Germany says Russian sanctions related to Alexei Navalny unjustified

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Berlin
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had said on Thursday that Moscow would soon announce retaliatory measures it has taken against senior French and German officials.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)

Personally allowed Navalny to get treatment abroad, says Russian President Putin

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:06 AM IST
Navalny, an anti-corruption investigator and Putin’s most visible and determined opponent, fell ill on Aug. 20 during a domestic flight in Russia and was flown to Germany two days later. He is still recovering there.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters, who were detained during opposition demonstrations for fair elections, in Moscow.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters, who were detained during opposition demonstrations for fair elections, in Moscow.(REUTERS)

Russia threatens to halt dialogue with EU amid Navalny spat

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 12:25 AM IST
The tough statement from Sergey Lavrov comes a day after the EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions on Russian officials and organizations blamed for Navalny’s poisoning with a Soviet-era nerve agent.
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In this photo posted on the Instagram account of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Navalny, center, poses for a photo with his wife Yulia and their son Zahar in an unknown location in Germany.(AP)
In this photo posted on the Instagram account of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Navalny, center, poses for a photo with his wife Yulia and their son Zahar in an unknown location in Germany.(AP)

In hardening stance, France, Germany push for EU sanctions on Russians over Navalny

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Paris/Brussels
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Several Western governments have said Russia, which has denied accusations by Navalny that it was involved in the poisoning, must help in investigations or face consequences.
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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny speaks during an interview with prominent Russian YouTube blogger Yury Dud, in Berlin.(Reuters)
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny speaks during an interview with prominent Russian YouTube blogger Yury Dud, in Berlin.(Reuters)

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms Novichok-type nerve agent found in Russian leader Navalny’s samples

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Berlin
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 08:44 PM IST
The findings confirm results released by Germany, where Navalny was treated after falling ill on a flight in Siberia on August 20.
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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny smiles during an interview with prominent Russian YouTube blogger Yury Dud, in Berlin, Germany, in this still image taken from a handout video released October 6, 2020 (YouTube - vDud/Handout/Reuters TV via REUTERS)
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny smiles during an interview with prominent Russian YouTube blogger Yury Dud, in Berlin, Germany, in this still image taken from a handout video released October 6, 2020 (YouTube - vDud/Handout/Reuters TV via REUTERS)

Seen as threat and was thus poisoned, says Putin critic Alexei Navalny

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Moscow
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 03:46 PM IST
In an interview with prominent Russian You Tube blogger Yury Dud in Berlin, Navalny said Russian authorities had him poisoned as they saw him as a ‘big problem’ ahead of next year’s parliamentary elections.
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Navalny, a politician and corruption investigator who is Putin’s fiercest critic, was flown to Germany two days after falling ill on Aug. 20 on a domestic flight in Russia.(via Reuters)
Navalny, a politician and corruption investigator who is Putin’s fiercest critic, was flown to Germany two days after falling ill on Aug. 20 on a domestic flight in Russia.(via Reuters)

Navalny blames Putin, Kremlin links him with CIA

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Berlin
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Navalny’s supporters have frequently maintained that such an attack could have only been ordered at the top levels, though the Kremlin has steadfastly denied any involvement in it.
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Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh has said the Kremlin critic plans to return to Russia but will remain in Germany until he has recovered.(Reuters file photo)
Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh has said the Kremlin critic plans to return to Russia but will remain in Germany until he has recovered.(Reuters file photo)

Alexei Navalny says Merkel visited him in Berlin hospital

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 02:42 PM IST
“I am very grateful to Chancellor Merkel for visiting me at the hospital,” the anti-corruption campaigner wrote on Twitter following reports of the meeting in German media.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters, who were detained during opposition demonstrations for fair elections, in Moscow, Russia September 29, 2019.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters, who were detained during opposition demonstrations for fair elections, in Moscow, Russia September 29, 2019.(REUTERS)

‘You are good people:’ Alexei Navalny thanks Russian pilots, medics

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Navalny, who collapsed on a plane to Moscow on August 20 and spent nearly three weeks in a coma, said in an Instagram post on Friday that pilots “quickly landed the plane in Omsk” and medical workers at the airport “jammed a dose of atropine” into him, immediately recognizing “a toxic poisoning.”
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks down stairs in a hospital in Berlin, Germany.(AP)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks down stairs in a hospital in Berlin, Germany.(AP)

Russia’s Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Berlin
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 05:16 PM IST
Navalny spent 32 days at Berlin’s Charite hospital, 24 of them in intensive care, before doctors deemed his “condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care.”
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File photo of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)
File photo of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)

Putin critic Alexei Navalny released from German hospital 32 days after ‘poisoning’

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Berlin
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 01:35 PM IST
Navalny, the most visible opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was receiving treatment in Germany two days after falling ill on August 20 on a domestic flight in Russia.
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Previously, Navalny’s aides had said they suspected he had been poisoned with a cup of tea he drank at Tomsk airport.(Reuters file photo)
Previously, Navalny’s aides had said they suspected he had been poisoned with a cup of tea he drank at Tomsk airport.(Reuters file photo)

Navalny’s team ‘found Novichok’ in his hotel room

By Reuters | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Navalny fell ill on a flight in Russia last month and was airlifted to Berlin for treatment. Laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden have said he was poisoned by Novichok nerve agent, a poison developed by the Soviet military. Russia denies this and says it has seen no such evidence.
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Navalny’s allies say the use of the banned chemical weapon means that only the Russian state could be responsible.(Reuters file photo)
Navalny’s allies say the use of the banned chemical weapon means that only the Russian state could be responsible.(Reuters file photo)

Alexei Navalny says ‘amazing’ to breathe unaided, eyes Russia return

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:53 PM IST
“Hello, this is Navalny,” he wrote in a post on Instagram that has racked up more than 1 million “likes” in a few hours. Supporters saluted what they said was the 44-year-old’s return from the dead.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition in improving(Reuters)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition in improving(Reuters)

Russian opposition leader Navalny’s health condition improves

By Agencies | Berlin/ Paris/ Moscow
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:00 AM IST
The improvement in his condition came as two European laboratories corroborated the findings that the Soviet-era military grade nerve agent was used on the Kremlin critic, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to demand President Vladimir Putin to shed light on the “attempted murder”.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)

Russians vote in local elections targeted by Kremlin critic Navalny

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Moscow
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:19 AM IST
Navalny, 44, had hoped to undermine United Russia’s grip on regional power and had urged his supporters to vote against it tactically before he fell gravely ill in what Germany and his allies say was an attempt to kill him last month.
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The Siberian transport police, who have been retracing Navalny’s movements, said in a statement that Russia would be preparing a request for its officers and an “expert” to shadow German investigators.(Reuters file photo)
The Siberian transport police, who have been retracing Navalny’s movements, said in a statement that Russia would be preparing a request for its officers and an “expert” to shadow German investigators.(Reuters file photo)

Russian police seek to question Alexei Navalny in Germany

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 03:37 PM IST
The 44-year-old Kremlin critic and anti-corruption campaigner fell ill after boarding a plane in Siberia and was hospitalised there before being flown to Berlin.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters, who were detained during opposition demonstrations for fair elections, in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters, who were detained during opposition demonstrations for fair elections, in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)

US could restrict funds for ‘malign activities’ over Navalny poisoning

By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Berlin
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 07:20 AM IST
The Kremlin critic is being treated in Berlin’s Charite hospital after falling ill on a Russian domestic flight last month. Germany says he was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(Reuters)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(Reuters)

G7 foreign ministers condemn Navalny’s ‘confirmed poisoning’

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani KUmar | Washington, United States
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 04:55 AM IST
Alexei Navalny, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital, was airlifted to Germany after falling ill on a Russian domestic flight last month.
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A file photo of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny(REUTERS)
A file photo of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny(REUTERS)

European Union hobbled over Navalny sanctions response

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Karan Manral | Brussels
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 07:41 AM IST
While European countries have threatened sanctions on Russia over the alleged nerve agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a concerted decision will be tough to reach given the interests at stake.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny(AP photo)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny(AP photo)

Putin critic Navalny has come out of coma: Berlin hospital

By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh | Berlin
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 08:34 PM IST
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been removed from a medically induced coma and is responding to speech, Berlin’s Charite hospital said on Monday.
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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is currently in Germany and doctors are observing him due to his poisoning.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is currently in Germany and doctors are observing him due to his poisoning.(REUTERS)

Germany raises pressure on Russia in Navalny poisoning probe

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Berlin
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 06:07 AM IST
Navalny, a Kremlin critic and corruption investigator, fell ill on a flight to Moscow on August 20 and was taken to a hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk.
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