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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Extreme Cold Killed Texans in Their Bedrooms, Vehicles and Backyards

At least 58 people died in storm-affected areas stretching to Ohio, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, car crashes, drownings, house fires and hypothermia.

#carbon-monoxide, #deaths-fatalities, #deaths-obituaries, #hypothermia, #poisoning-and-poisons, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas, #weather

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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.

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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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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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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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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?

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Raised on Le Carré, He Wrote a Thriller Dipped in Poison

Sergei Lebedev is making his debut as a spy novelist with “Untraceable,” a book inspired by the attempted killing of a former Russian intelligence agent.

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Navalny Prepares to Fly to Moscow, Despite Threat of Arrest

Aleksei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, says he will fly home from Germany on Sunday. The Russian authorities have said they will “take all actions” to detain him.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Says He’ll Return to Russia on Sunday

The opposition leader has been recovering in Germany from a poisoning attack widely believed to have been carried out by the Russian state.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #russia

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FDA Issues Sportmix Recall After 28 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. issued the voluntary recall after tests showed that aflatoxin, which is produced by mold, exceeded acceptable levels, the F.D.A. said.

#cats, #dogs, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #midwestern-pet-foods-inc, #pet-foods, #pets, #poisoning-and-poisons, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

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Recall Is Issued for Sportmix Pet Food After 28 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. issued the voluntary recall after tests showed that aflatoxin, which is produced by mold, exceeded acceptable levels, the F.D.A. said.

#cats, #dogs, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #midwestern-pet-foods-inc, #pet-foods, #pets, #poisoning-and-poisons, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

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Russian Police Arrest a Top Navalny Ally, Lyubov Sobol

The police detained Lyubov Sobol amid a crackdown on activists seeking to draw attention to the nerve-agent poisoning of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #federal-security-service, #moscow-russia, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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As Evidence Mounts that Navalny Was Poisoned by State, Russians Just Sigh

Aleksei Navalny, the top critic of President Putin, has aired evidence that he was poisoned by his own government. Russians have responded with fear, disbelief and a lot of apathy.

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Navalny Says Russian Agent Confessed to Plot to Poison Him

Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, published a recording of a phone call in which he says he tricked a security official into exposing the plot.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #federal-security-service, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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Putin Denies Involvement in Poisoning of Navalny

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia laughed off a question about the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny at a marathon news conference where he also defended his country’s coronavirus response.

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Russian Officers Were Near Navalny When He Was Poisoned, Report Says

The agents, from a unit with poisonous chemicals expertise, were tracked by their telephones, the Bellingcat investigative group said, the strongest evidence of Moscow’s involvement in the nerve agent attack.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bellingcat, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-security-service, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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The Appealing and Potentially Lethal Delicacy That Is Fugu

Eating has been a perilous act for most of human history, but Western diners have lately become that much more obsessed with the idea that our meals might destroy us.

#far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #food, #fugu-fish, #japan, #japanese-food-cuisine, #poisoning-and-poisons, #seafood

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The African Crested Rat Covers Itself With Poison That Can Take Out an Elephant

The African crested rat gnaws on poisonous tree branches, then grooms its noxious spittle into its fur.

#hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #poisoning-and-poisons, #research, #rodents, #your-feed-science

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Navalny Poisoning: E.U. Preparing Sanctions on Putin Allies

Six high-ranking Russian officials who are believed to be involved in the attack on the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny face asset freezes and bans on travel to the bloc.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Our Leader’s Life Is at Risk. Cue the Conspiracy Theories.

Poisons, plots and psychic powers — why is the president’s health such fertile ground for the paranoid imagination?

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #conspiracy-theories, #lincoln-abraham, #poisoning-and-poisons, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Nerve Agent Was Used to Poison Navalny, Chemical Weapons Body Confirms

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons concluded that the nerve agent was used against the Russian opposition leader, Aleksei Navalny, bolstering similar assessments from three European countries.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #international-relations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #organization-for-the-prohibition-of-chemical-weapons, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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After ‘The Salisbury Poisonings,’ Locals Picked Up the Pieces

A new AMC show dramatizes the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Even for a reporter who covered the real events, the four episodes contain revelations.

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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Says Putin Is Behind His Poisoning

In an interview with Der Spiegel, Aleksei Navalny said the use of a military-grade nerve agent was proof that Russia’s president was involved.

#der-spiegel, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Teacher in China Is Sentenced to Death for Poisoning 25 Students

The teacher put nitrite in the kindergarten students’ breakfast porridge, poisoning 25 and killing one.

#china, #deaths-fatalities, #education, #henan-province-china, #poisoning-and-poisons

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Will Navalny’s Poisoning Force Germany to Get Tough on Russia?

The poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny could be a chance for Berlin to take a tougher stance against Moscow. But experts remain skeptical.

#europe, #germany, #merkel-angela, #moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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Russia Freezes Navalny’s Assets as He Recovers From Poisoning

Aleksei A. Navalny was still in a medically induced coma in Berlin when a court in Russia froze his bank accounts and barred him from selling or mortgaging his apartment in Moscow.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #assets-frozen, #berlin-germany, #coma, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #prigozhin-yevgeny-v, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Released From Hospital After Novichok Poisoning

Doctors treating Alexei Navalny said he had been discharged after 32 days of treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #berlin-germany, #charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #germany, #international-relations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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Vladimir Putin Thinks He Can Get Away With Anything

Why has the poisoning of Alexei Navalny been met with Western silence?

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Aleksei Navalny, Russian Dissident, Says He Can Walk and Speak Now

The opposition leader jokes that he has recovered enough from being poisoned to scroll Instagram and know where to put the likes.

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Aleksei Navalny, Putin Critic, Shares Video of Evidence Collection

Aides of the Russian opposition leader collected items from his hotel room in Siberia as soon as he fell ill, according to a video posted on his Instagram account.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biological-and-chemical-warfare, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #russia

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Navalny Posts a Message From His Hospital Bed

The poisoned Russian opposition leader said he could breathe on his own now, but was still weakened.

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

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France and Sweden Confirm Novichok Poisoning of Navalny, Backing Germany

The evidence that Moscow attempted to murder Russia’s most visible opposition politician hardens. But for now, Germany and its allies are still struggling to respond.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #france, #international-relations, #merkel-angela, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #sweden

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Support the Brave Protesters of Belarus

America and Europe must make clear that they stand behind the Belarusian people’s demand for fair elections.

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Aleksei Navalny Out of a Coma and Responsive, German Doctors Say

Doctors at Berlin’s Charité hospital said that the Russian opposition leader’s condition had improved, but they could not rule out lasting effects of a “severe poisoning” from a military-grade nerve agent.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #coma, #germany, #international-relations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #russia

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The Dual History of Poisonous Flowers

From ancient times through today, the same blooms used to harm have also proved healing.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #poisoning-and-poisons, #thompson-emily-florist

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Congress Should Pass a Navalny Act

The latest poisoning of a Russian critic requires expanded sanctions and accountability for Kremlin leadership.

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Navalny Poisoning Raises Pressure on Merkel to Cancel Russian Pipeline

Evidence that the Russian opposition leader was attacked with a military-grade nerve agent has placed new pressures on the German chancellor.

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Russia Spins Alternative Theories in Poisoning of Navalny

As they have in the past when Russia was accused of misconduct, officials and state media commentators responded to news of a nerve agent attack with an array of improbable explanations.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #merkel-angela, #navalny-aleksei-a, #peskov-dmitri-s, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Germany Says Poisoning Agent Novichok Found in Aleksei Navalny’s System

The German government said that toxicology tests showed the Russian opposition leader had Novichok, a nerve agent that has been used to poison other Russian dissidents, in his system.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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For the Kremlin, Aleksei Navalny Is a Threat It Cannot Speak Of

President Vladimir V. Putin has never publicly mentioned the opposition leader’s name in 20 years of speeches and interviews. Why? He is “completely out of their control,” which is intolerable, one analyst says.

#anti-corruption-foundation, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #corruption-institutional, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v

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The Terrible Déjà Vu of the Navalny Case

As a founding member of the activist band Pussy Riot, I’ve fought for years against autocracy. My country has only slid deeper.

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Tests Suggest Aleksei Navalny Was Poisoned, German Doctors Say

Physicians treating the Russian opposition leader, who fell ill last week and was sent to a hospital in Berlin, said that his life was not in danger.

#charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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Oleandrin, Covid-19 Treatment Pitched to Trump, Could Be Dangerous

The chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous.

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Aleksei Navalny Arrives in Germany for Potential Poisoning Treatment

After hours of back-and-forth between Russian doctors and officials, Aleksei A. Navalny was flown to Berlin, where he is being treated at a research hospital.

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Another Putin Critic Apparently Poisoned

Will the West take action against whoever may have harmed Aleksei Navalny?

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Why Would Russia Poison Aleksei Navalny Now?

The unchanging leader of the regime is Mr. Putin; the unchanging leader of the opposition is Mr. Navalny. But everything changes.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #nemtsov-boris-y, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

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Russian Doctors Accused of Blocking Overseas Transfer of Aleksei Navalny

A plane from Germany was flown to Russia to pick up the prominent opposition leader for treatment after a suspected poisoning. But medical officials say his condition is too unstable.

#charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #emergency-medical-treatment, #germany, #hospitals, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

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Don’t Drink the Tea: Poison Is a Favored Weapon in Russia

Poison has been a preferred tool of the Russian security service for more than a century, and critics of the Kremlin say it remains in the arsenal today.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #kara-murza-vladimir-v, #moscow-russia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #targeted-killings

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Aleksei Navalny Hospitalized in Russia in Suspected Poisoning

Russia’s most prominent opposition leader was reported to be in “serious condition” in intensive care in a Siberian hospital, and his flight to Moscow made an emergency landing.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

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