Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny and Bulgarian businessman Gebrev poisoned with same substance

    Doctors from the German Hospital Sharite, who are treating the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, contacted Bulgarian colleagues involved in the treatment of businessman Emelian Gebrev, who was poisoned in 2015 in Sofia. According to Der Spiegel, experts suggest that Navalny was exposed to a substance from the same family of organophosphates as Gebrev.

    This family includes insecticides such as E605, as well as nerve toxins such as sarin and the even more potent drug Novichok, developed …

  • Kremlin sees no reason to open investigation into Navalny’s poisoning

    Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin does not yet see a reason to launch a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    According to him, first it is necessary to establish a substance, which caused Navalny to fall into into a coma. "We need a reason for an  investigation. For now, we are only stating that the patient is in a coma," Peskov said, as quoted by Meduza.

    Referring to accusations that …

  • Kremlin rejects Germany’s conclusion that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned

    The Kremlin called the German doctors’ conclusion that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned, hasty and incorrect.

    "We do not understand why our German colleagues are in such a hurry, using the word "poisoning". This version was one of the first to be considered by our doctors, but the substance has not yet been established," said Russian Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, "Russian medical analysis matches the one provided by German doctors, but the …

  • Navalny’s supporters accuse Kremlin of trying to hide his poisoning details

    The the Russian transport police found a substance that was used to poison the politician, stated Navalny's headquarters in Omsk.

    "It (substance) is dangerous for the lives of others. Everyone, who is around him, needs special protective gear. That is why they refuse to give Alexei back," the headquarters said.

    The name of the substance found in the body of Navalny is not disclosed, said the spokeswoman of the politician Kira Yarmish. The transport police explained this as a "investigation …

  • Russian Prime Minister’s wife uses private jet worth $50 million

    Svetlana Medvedeva, wife of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, enjoys personal use of a Bombardier Global Express 5000 private plane worth $50 million, reports the Anti-Corruption Foundation of opposition politician Alexei Navalny in a new investigation titled “One more girl. One more plane”.

    Foundation members were able to identify who the airliner belonged to by comparing the plane’s movements over the last four years to Medvedeva’s trips both within Russia and abroad.

    Navalny noted …

  • Russian police detains more than 500 people during mass rally in the center of Moscow

    Russian police has detained more than 500 people in the center of Moscow, during unapproved rally to demand that independent candidates be allowed to take part in the elections to Moscow city council, reports the Current Time news outlet.

    About a dozen opposition and independent politicians, whom the Moscow City Electoral Commission did not allow to take part in the city council elections, were going to hold a mass rally together with voters.

    They failed to do this. The police first detained …

  • 'Putin’s chef' Prigozhin liquidates school catering company after food poisoning scandal

    LLC SP Concord, owned by the Russian businessman Yevgeny “Putin’s Chef” Prigozhin, went into liquidation on 10 April, The Bell reports, citing data from the Russian registry of legal entities. The company is responsible for supplying food to a large number of schools in the Moscow region.

    Equal portions of SP Concord are owned by two of Prigozhin’s well known companies, Concord M and Concord Management and Consulting. Prigozhin himself owns 100% of both legal entities directly or through other …

  • European Court of Human Rights orders Russia to pay opposition leader Navalny 20,000 euros

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Russia to pay 20,000 euros to the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, as compensation for moral damage.

    According to the information published on the ECHR website, the court has decided that Russian authorities will also be required to pay 2,700 euros of legal fees. Navalny demanded 100,000 euros compensation.

    The court ruled that Navalny’s house arrest in 2014, under which he was confined to his home for more than ten months, was illegal. The …

  • Russia in first place in the number of lawsuits in the European Court of Human Rights

    Russia and Turkey lead in the number of lawsuits filed against these countries in the European Court of Human Rights. Russia leads Turkey twofold.

    In 2018, Russia, led by a large margin in the number of lawsuits filed in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). As reported by the ECHR chairman Guido Raimondi there were 12150 complaints filed against the Russian Federation. Turkey is in second place with 6700. In total, last year 43000 lawsuits were received by the court.

    Russia leads in the …

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny released after 50 days of arrest

    Alexei Navalny, a leader of the Russian opposition, was released on Sunday after 50 days of arrest.

    In September, he was released after 30 days of arrest aftre organizing an unauthorized protest.

    However, he was arrested again on the very day of his release due to a demonstration against the pension reform supported by the government. The reform implies raising the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men. Over a thousand people were detained during the protests against the pension …