More than 3,000 arrested in Russia amid protests demanding Alexei Navalny’s release – National

Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions. The protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus-50 C highlighted how Navalny has built influence far beyond the […]

Arrest of Alexei Navalny adds layer of tension to Russia, West relations – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent drew criticism from Western nations and calls for his release, with Germany’s foreign minister on Monday calling it “incomprehensible.” Navalny was detained at passport control at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport after flying in Sunday evening […]

Putin critic Navalny to fly back to Russia despite threats of arrest – National

MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) — Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due to fly back to Russia on Sunday for the first time since he was poisoned last summer, despite the authorities’ stated desire to arrest him and potentially jail him for years. Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent domestic critics, announced his […]

‘Unacceptable act of censorship’: Putin critic Navalny criticizes Trump Twitter ban – National

As the fallout of a widespread ban on conservative and far-right social media accounts — including those of U.S. President Donald Trump — begins to clear, several prominent figures have taken to expressing their opinions online. Among them is Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who tweeted Saturday he thought Trump’s Twitter suspension was “an […]

EU considers sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny – National

European Union foreign ministers were weighing Monday whether to impose sanctions on Russian officials and organizations blamed for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a Soviet-era nerve agent. The ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, are considering a proposal from France and Germany to freeze the assets of those suspected of involvement and ban […]

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of poisoning him – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering in Germany after being poisoned in Russia by a nerve agent, accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the attack in comments released Thursday. Navalny’s supporters have frequently maintained that such an attack could have only been ordered at the top levels, although the Kremlin […]

Putin critic Navalny says German chancellor visited him in hospital after poisoning – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday confirmed reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for what German authorities determined was nerve agent poisoning. “There was a meeting, but one shouldn’t call it secret,” Navalny said in a tweet, referring to media reports alleging […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny recovering from poisoning faster than expected – National

BERLIN — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is recovering from the suspected assassination attempt last month faster than expected, one of his aides said Sunday. Navalny, who collapsed on a plane from Siberia to Moscow on Aug. 20 and spent nearly three weeks in a coma, was discharged last week from the Berlin hospital […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny discharged from hospital in Germany after poisoning – National

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month and then being airlifted to Berlin while still in a coma. “The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the Charite […]

Nerve agent used to poison Putin critic found in empty water bottle: Navalny team – National

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 Thursday. Navalny fell violently ill on a flight in Russia […]