Jailed Russian opposition figure Navalny announces he will go on hunger strike, demands medication & doctor of his own choosing

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has announced that he will begin a hunger strike to protest his prison conditions. He claims his health is deteriorating due to the refusal of proper medical care and “sleep deprivation.” The activist is serving time in jail after being found guilty earlier this year of breaking the conditions of […]

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New Western sanctions against Russian officials over jailing of opposition figure Navalny ‘outrageous’ & ineffective, says Kremlin

A package of new travel and financial restrictions unveiled by the US and the EU this week are toothless and will have little to no impact at all on Russian officials targeted by them, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary insisted that the measures enacted against four […]

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Pro-western liberal, anti-migrant nationalist, or political opportunist: Who exactly is Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny?

After his alleged poisoning, accusations that the Kremlin was responsible, then his immediate arrest on returning home, Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny is enjoying notoriety like never before. But who is he, exactly? Media portrayals of the Moscow street-protest leader have ranged from comparing him to a western-style liberal, to a far-right radical racist to […]

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Craig Murray: Opposition figure Navalny may possibly have been targeted by Russian state, but Western narrative doesn’t add up

Craig Murray is an author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010. Once Russian anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny was in Berlin it was only a matter of time before it was declared that he […]

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Opposition Figure Navalny ‘Poisoned’: The Latest News – The Moscow Times

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in a coma in a Siberian hospital with suspected poisoning after he became violently ill on a flight to Moscow on Thursday morning. His team believes a toxic substance was added to a cup of tea he drank at an airport cafe.  Here are the latest updates: — German […]

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Kirk Smith, Towering Figure in Environmental Science, Dies at 73

He found that at least one-fourth of the diseases in the world are caused by environmental factors like air pollution, water pollution, lack of sanitation and chemicals in the workplace — all factors that could be controlled. “Kirk led the world to greater understanding of the environment’s outsized role in health, not the least of […]

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Rod Rosenstein, Key Figure in Russia Investigation, Is to Testify Today

Attorney General William P. Barr has subsequently portrayed the entire investigation as illegitimate. Senators are expected to ask Mr. Rosenstein whether, knowing what he knows now, he would have appointed Mr. Mueller. Rosenstein had a role in a plagued set of wiretap applications. In December, the Justice Department’s independent inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, released […]

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