Aleksei Navalny Is Transferred to Hospital After Long Hunger Strike

The imprisoned Russian opposition leader was moved for what the authorities described as vitamin treatment. The U.S. has warned of “consequences” should he die.

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Aleksei Navalny Should Be in Intensive Care, His Doctors Say

Doctors said recent blood tests indicated that the Russian opposition leader, who is nearly three weeks into a hunger strike, was at risk of heart failure and “could die at any moment.”

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #hunger-strikes, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Needs His Doctors

Vladimir Putin may be able to save his nemesis’s life. He must.

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As Navalny’s Health Declines, Doctors Are Arrested in Russia

Aleksei A. Navalny, the jailed Russian opposition leader who is nearly a week into a hunger strike at a penal colony, showed signs of respiratory illness, prison doctors said.

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Russian Ex-Con of U.S. Penal System Meets, Taunts Imprisoned Navalny

The meeting between Maria Butina and Aleksei A. Navalny came after the Russian opposition leader had declared a hunger strike to demand access to a doctor because of deteriorating health.

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Navalny Declares a Hunger Strike in Prison Over Medical Care

Aleksei A. Navalny, one of Russia’s most prominent opposition leaders, said he would not end the strike until he receives proper medical treatment and asked to see a doctor of his choice.

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Navalny’s Health Is Deteriorating in Prison, His Lawyers Say

Aleksei A. Navalny, a Russian opposition leader who survived a poisoning last year, has numbness in one leg so severe that he cannot put weight on it.

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Russia Erupts in Fury Over Biden’s Calling Putin a Killer

The Kremlin described the U.S. president’s response to an interview question as “very bad,” and recalled its ambassador to “analyze what needs to be done” about the countries’ relations.

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Navalny Greets Supporters From Prison: ‘Our Friendly Concentration Camp.’

In an Instagram post, the Russian opposition leader says he is well and has not been subject to violence, but described a dystopian existence in the prison camp where he will likely spend the next two years.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

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Russia Says It Is Slowing Access to Twitter

Moscow accused the social network of failing to remove content it deemed illegal. Soon after, a raft of government websites suffered a short outage.

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Biden Administration Announces First Sanctions on Russia in Navalny Case

The action came as the administration declassified an intelligence finding that the F.S.B., one of Russia’s leading intelligence agencies, was responsible for the poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny.

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U.S. Accuses Russian Intelligence of Poisoning Navalny

The Biden administration announced its first sanctions against the Russian government for the attack and the imprisonment of Aleksei A. Navalny.

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‘Your Personality Deforms’: Navalny Sent to Notoriously Harsh Prison

Convicts in the isolation unit at Penal Colony No. 2 are forced to stand for hours with their hands clasped behind their backs, forbidden to make eye contact with the guards.

#european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia, #united-nations

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Will Anything Stop Putin’s Pet Project?

Nord Stream 2, a direct pipeline from Russia to Germany, isn’t going away. Neither is the clamor to cancel it.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #european-union, #germany, #merkel-angela, #navalny-aleksei-a, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states

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Looking for Something New in Russia’s ‘New People’ Party

Critics see an old trick, a phony opposition group blessed by the Kremlin as an alternative to the movement spawned by Aleksei A. Navalny.

#corruption-institutional, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #surkov-vladislav-y

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How Investigative Journalism Flourished in Hostile Russia

A new wave of news outlets has used conventional, and unconventional, methods to pierce the veil of Putin’s power.

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Russian Court Ruling Clears the Way to Send Navalny to a Penal Colony

The fate of Aleksei Navalny, the most vocal opponent of President Vladimir V. Putin, remains unclear, however. He could be held in a high-security prison in Moscow for other pending legal matters.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia, #sentences-criminal

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Biden’s Plan to Link Arms With Europe Against Russia and China Isn’t So Simple

The new president’s vow to restore the trans-Atlantic alliance is welcome, but Europeans want a more balanced relationship, with more dialogue and less diktat.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #european-parliament, #gazprom, #international-relations, #johnson-boris, #lavrov-sergey-v, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #munich-germany, #national-security-council, #navalny-aleksei-a, #nord-stream-ag, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #nuclear-weapons, #pipelines, #united-states-international-relations

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A Life in Opposition: Navalny’s Path From Gadfly to Heroic Symbol

Even as a boy, the Russian opposition leader resisted authority. Now, he poses a growing threat to the country’s ultimate authority, President Vladimir V. Putin.

#content-type-personal-profile, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Supporters Wear Red

People are posting pictures of themselves in crimson on social media to show their support of Aleksei A. Navalny and his family.

#fashion-and-apparel, #fedorova-katya, #instagram-inc, #navalnaya-yulia-b, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #russia, #social-media, #your-feed-fashion

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Illegal Walkie-Talkies and Other ‘Crimes’ in Authoritarian Societies

The most obscure or innocuous-sounding offenses can take on new meaning in justice systems used by autocrats for their own ends.

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What Awaits Navalny in Russia’s Brutal Penal Colony System

Its prison camps, descended from the Soviet gulag, are notoriously harsh. But in a shift from the Stalin era, inmates have treated political prisoners with respect.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Back in Court, This Time in Defamation Case

Officials from Germany, Poland and Sweden were ordered to depart, on the same day as the E.U.’s foreign policy chief visited Moscow and the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny faced a new trial.

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia

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‘I Am Not Afraid’: With Her Husband in Prison, Eyes Turn to Yulia Navalnaya

After Aleksei Navalny’s sentencing, his wife, Yulia Navalnaya, has been reluctantly thrust into a public spotlight, winning admirers but making her a target of Kremlin propaganda.

#moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #yulia-navalnaya

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Aleksei Navalny’s Courtroom Speech

“It’s the duty of every person to defy you.”

#navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v

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Declaring Democracy Won’t Be Subverted, Biden Demands Russia and Myanmar Reverse Course

The president is about to discover how years of sanctions fatigue — exacerbated in the Trump administration — and a decline in American influence may make it difficult to deliver on his promises.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #myanmar, #navalny-aleksei-a, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #north-korea, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #saudi-arabia, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Demands Russia and Myanmar Reverse Course

The president is about to discover how years of sanctions fatigue — exacerbated in the Trump administration — and a decline in American influence may make it difficult to deliver on his promises.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #myanmar, #navalny-aleksei-a, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #north-korea, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #saudi-arabia, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Pro-Navalny Protests Gives Opposition Movement Momentum

The editor of the Mediazona news site was jailed for 25 days in a sign of a tightening crackdown against free expression following the return to Russia of opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.

#corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Vladimir Putin Has Become America’s Ex-Boyfriend From Hell

He’s not very important to us, but he keeps stalking us.

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Aleksei Navalny Is Resisting Putin, and Winning

The opposition leader was sentenced to prison, but he has mobilized a vast movement that’s not done growing.

#european-court-of-human-rights, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Appears in Court

The Russian opposition leader, who has long been President Vladimir Putin’s loudest critic, is accused of violating his parole in a 2014 prison sentence.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Putin Isn’t as Strong as He Looks

For the first time in a long while, the Russian president isn’t holding all the cards.

#democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-russia

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Severe Punishment Awaits Protesters in Russia, Kremlin Says

The authorities said some protesters at the demonstrations calling for the release of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny could be charged with serious offenses carrying prison sentences.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Pictures From Russia Protests

More than 4,000 people were detained, but allies of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny called Sunday’s demonstrations a success.

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Live Updates: Navalny Protests Underway Across Russia

Thousands of people took to the streets to show support for the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny for a second weekend, despite mass arrests and an imposing show of force by the police.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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As Protests Grip Russia, Putin Critics of Many Stripes Rally Around Navalny

While many at the protests are critical of Aleksei A. Navalny, the Kremlin’s treatment of the opposition leader has united a disparate group of Putin’s opponents who say they can no longer tolerate official injustice.

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Russian Court Orders Aleksei Navalny Kept in Jail

The opposition leader, speaking by video link, called the decision politically motivated. Tens of thousands of people calling for his release protested across Russia last weekend.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #russia

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Navalny Allies and Offices Targeted in Raids as Kremlin Turns Up Pressure

The authorities appeared to gear up for a new legal strike against the opposition leader after demonstrations last weekend drew tens of thousands to the streets.

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Biden and Putin Speak, Agreeing to Extend Nuclear Treaty

The two leaders, who do not have a history of friendliness, spoke just a few weeks before the treaty is set to expire.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #strategic-arms-reduction-treaty, #treaties, #united-states-international-relations

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Dissidents First: A Foreign Policy Doctrine for the Biden Administration

A dissident is to a dictatorship what a bald fact is to an edifice of lies, the revelation of which causes the whole thing to crumble.

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Aleksei Navalny Protests in Russia Are Something Special

Crackdown and coercion are no longer enough to stop people protesting.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny and the Future of Russia

Over the weekend, a standoff between President Vladimir Putin and his loudest critic became a showdown in the streets. Could this be a turning point?

#corruption-institutional, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Navalny Attacked by Putin Allies After Russia Protests

A stark shift by the government shows its uncertainty as Aleksei A. Navalny’s dramatic return gives disgruntled Russians a clear leader to rally around.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Pro-Navalny Protest Photos: Wave of Anger Rolls Across Russia

Demonstrators in more than 100 cities rallied in support of the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny in the biggest protests the nation has seen in years.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Mass Rallies Sweep Russia in Protests Over Navalny’s Arrest

The protests moved across time zones and more than 3,000 people were arrested in at least 109 cities, signaling widespread fatigue with the corruption-plagued political order presided over by President Vladimir V. Putin.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #irkutsk-russia, #khabarovsk-russia, #levada-center, #moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #novosibirsk-russia, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Russians Demand Opposition Leader’s Release

The poisoning and arrest of Aleksei A. Navalny set off nationwide protests, beginning in the Far East, where people braved temperatures of minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The police were out in force before a planned rally in Moscow.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Russia Seeks to Divert Youths From Lure of Navalny Protests

Schools have scheduled exams and officials asked families to engage in nonpolitical activities like walks in the woods in an effort to keep young people away from demonstrations set for Saturday.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #social-media

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Says Russia Wants to Force It Out

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been threatened with fines and criminal charges for its journalists, forcing a tough decision on the Biden administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cold-war-era, #freedom-of-the-press, #navalny-aleksei-a, #news-and-news-media, #putin-vladimir-v, #radio-free-europe-radio-liberty, #rt-tv-network, #russia, #sputnik-russian-news-agency, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Navalny, From Jail, Issues Report Describing an Opulent Putin ‘Palace’

As part of a dramatic battle with the Russian president playing out before an online audience of millions, the opposition leader and his team detailed a lavish compound costing more than $1 billion.

#corruption-institutional, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Navalny, Back in Russia, Faces Court Hearing Inside a Police Station

Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, was arrested at a Moscow airport after five months in Germany. His lawyer learned about the hearing only minutes before it happened.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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