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    Russias Navalny in coma in ICU after alleged poisoning

    Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is in a coma and on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit in Siberia after falling ill from suspected poisoning during a flight, his spokeswoman said Thursday morning.


    The 44-year-old foe of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin felt unwell on a flight back to Moscow from Tomsk, a city in Siberia, Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter.


    She said the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk, Siberia, and that Navalny was suffering from “toxic poisoning.”


    “He is in a coma in grave condition,” she said on Twitter.


    She also told the Echo Moskvy radio station that during the flight Navalny was sweating and asked her to talk to him so that he could “focus on a sound of a voice.” He then went to the bathroom and lost consciousness.


    Yarmysh said the politician must have consumed something from tea he drank earlier in the morning at an airport cafe before boarding the plane.


    “Doctors are saying the toxin was absorbed quicker with hot liquid,” she tweeted, adding that Navalny’s team called police to the hospital.


    Russia’s state news agency Tass reported that the politician is in grave condition, citing the chief doctor at the hospital.


    Last year, Navalny was rushed to a hospital from prison where he was serving a sentence following an administrative arrest, with what his team said was suspected poisoning. Doctors then said he had a severe allergic attack and discharged him back to prison the following day.


    Navalny’s Foundation for Fighting Corruption has been exposing graft among government officials, including some at the highest level. Last month, he had to shut the foundation after a financially devastating lawsuit from Yevgeny Prigozhin, a businessman with close ties to the Kremlin.


    Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko accused Navalny last week of organizing unprecedented mass protests against his re-election that have rocked Russia’s ex-Soviet neighbor since Aug. 9. He did not, however, provide any evidence and that claim was one of many blaming foreign forces for the unrest.


    Like many other opposition politicians in Russia, Navalny has been frequently detained by law enforcement and harassed by pro-Kremlin groups. In 2017, he was attacked by several men who threw antiseptic in his face, damaging one eye.


    The most prominent member of Russia’s opposition, Navalny campaigned to challenge Putin in the 2018 presidential election, but was barred from running.


    He set up a network of campaign offices across Russia and has since been putting forward opposition candidates in regional elections, challenging members of Russia’s ruling party, United Russia.


    In the interview with Echo Moskvy, Yarmysh said she believed the suspected poisoning was connected to this year’s regional election campaign.


    Vyacheslav Gimadi, a lawyer with Navalny’s foundation, said the team is requesting Russia’s Investigative Committee open a criminal probe.


    “There is no doubt that Navalny was poisoned because of his political stance and activity,” Gimadi said in a tweet on Thursday.


    Navalny is not the first opposition figure to come down with a mysterious poisoning. In 2018, Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russia’s protest group Pussy Riot, ended up in an intensive care unit after a suspected poisoning and had to be flown to Berlin for treatment. Opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized with poisoning symptoms twice — in 2015 and 2017. Both said they believed they were poisoned for their political activity.

    Russia’s Navalny in coma in ICU after alleged poisoning – Thai PBS World

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    Shocking, but not shocking.

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    Not shocking at all. I wonder what poison Putin ordered this time?

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    Both Mr Navalny's wife, Yulia Navalnaya and doctor, Anastasia Vasilyeva, had arrived at the hospital but were being denied access to him, Ms Yarmysh said.

    Mrs Navalnaya "is not allowed because 'the patient did not agree to the visit'", Ms Yarmysh said.
    Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader 'poisoned' - BBC News

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    Brutal!

    And to think that Trump admires this man and his leadership!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Not shocking at all. I wonder what poison Putin ordered this time?
    Inflation is too low in Russia. Gotta pour the sanctions on to fix that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Shocking, but not shocking.


    Hey let's poison a guy with 2% political support and reap all the negative PR and economic sanctions that will come with it.

    You really believe that they reason different than us. They are really psychotic morons who can't see how this is not worth it to them.

    Because they are evil. And we are good.

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    Looks like Backspin wants Klondyke's spot on the podium.

    He's trying hard.

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    In WW2 , the Russians paraded a troop of captured German soldiers down red square. But the spectacle backfired. The Russians who came to see it realized that they were just regular people too. They didn't have horns coming out of their head or anything. They were just pawns sent to war like they were

    People like you haven't seemed to grasp this yet. You are being duped into war and are complicit in it if you are taking nonsense like this story at face value
    Last edited by Backspin; 20-08-2020 at 11:21 PM.

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    Backspin has a dazzling ability to post irrelevant bollocks in an attempt to make a point, but you never really know what that point is.

    It's a far cry from pinky and perky's incessant whataboutism.

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    Doctors say condition of Moscow protest leader Navalny has stabilized, as Kremlin promises probe if traces of poison are found

    20 Aug, 2020 18:29 / Updated 2 hours ago

    "The team treating Alexey Navalny has managed to stabilize his condition, a lead medic has said. Dr Anatoly Kalinichenko said Russia’s best-known anti-corruption activist was in intensive care and getting the necessary treatment.

    The doctor also said there are no plans to transfer Navalny to Moscow. His supporters have requested that be moved to Germany or France so he can be admitted to a specialist clinic. Earlier, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “if the Kremlin or the Russian Health Ministry received a request for Navalny’s transfer to a foreign hospital, it would be considered promptly.”

    “So far, we have held several telemedical consultations with our country’s leading experts, who are able to provide consultations regarding this patient,” Dr Kalinichenko told reporters on Thursday evening. “All of them think that all treatment and diagnostical efforts have been conducted correctly and to a full extent. The fact that we have managed to stabilize him, to get the current clinical picture, gives cause for cautious optimism regarding his state."

    According to Dr Kalinichenko, the experts ruled out that Navalny may have had a heart attack, a stroke or that he contracted coronavirus. “There is no data on traumatic injuries, including traumatic brain injury,” he detailed. “There is no evidence of stroke or acute myocardial infarction... we didn't find any covid infections.” The regional Ministry of Health also said that the activist does not have cerebral edema.


    Meanwhile, Peskov has pledged that authorities will launch an investigation if it emerges the Moscow protest leader was poisoned. The statement came as S7 airlines revealed that the activist did not eat or drink anything on board his scheduled flight from Siberia to the capital.

    “First, we need to wait for the final test results that will help doctors determine what happened, what caused this situation, what caused [Navalny] to lose consciousness,” the spokesman explained. “After that, if a poisoning took place, if there are corresponding statements or, if the law enforcement makes other decisions, there will be an investigation.”

    The Kremlin press secretary refused to comment on reports of several police arriving at the hospital where Navalny is currently receiving treatment. When asked whether Putin had been informed of the incident, Peskov noted that “the general situation described in the media... is accessible to absolutely everyone, it is accessible to the Russian leader as well, through media reviews that he receives on a regular basis.” Peskov noted that the situation is transparent, as “doctors regularly inform people of what they are doing, of the condition the patient is in.”

    When asked whether the Kremlin considers the situation with Navalny’s possible poisoning a special case due to the critical attitude of the opposition politician to the current government, Peskov said that “the current government has many critics.” He added that “of course, if the life of a Russian citizen is under threat, the situation is serious. Both doctors and law enforcement treat all citizens equally seriously.”

    “The doctors are doing everything that needs to be done, the best doctors in Omsk are engaged,” Peskov pointed out, adding that, according to media reports, Omsk medical workers “are employing telemedicine techniques and holding consultations with experts from Moscow.”

    The press service of the regional health ministry department said that Navalny is currently in a natural coma, according to news agency TASS. “Currently, the patient is in a natural coma, he is still on an artificial lung ventilation machine,” it stated.

    On Thursday morning, Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said that the plane carrying the blogger, YouTube star, anti-corruption activist and Moscow protest leader had made an emergency landing in Omsk after he suddenly felt unwell in mid-flight. According to Yarmysh, Navalny only drank tea in the morning. She claimed that he may have been poisoned."


    Doctors say condition of Moscow protest leader Navalny has stabilized, as Kremlin promises probe if traces of poison are found — RT Russia News
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    As predictable as a steamin, black gush of shite from anus after a night on Guinness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Backspin has a dazzling ability to post irrelevant bollocks in an attempt to make a point, but you never really know what that point is.

    It's a far cry from pinky and perky's incessant whataboutism.
    You are supporting war with Russia.

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    Just as well he isn't Russian, otherwise people might think Putin had a hand in it.











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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Kremlin promises probe if traces of poison are found


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    Well see if this is like Salisbury. Where the FSB special agents flew side by side , direct to Britain on an Aeroflot flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post


    That is such a historicaly ass backward and ridiculous comparison , it's hard to know where to begin.

    No country , no society , takes WW2 more seriously than Russia. No country suffered more because of the nazis than Russia. Putins brother was killed by the nazis in Leningrad.

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    German NGO sends in ambulance plane to pick up 'poisoned' Kremlin critic Navalny at Pussy Riot co-founder's request


    20 Aug, 2020 21:17

    "The Berlin-based Cinema for Peace Foundation has readied an ambulance aircraft, specialized for transporting coma patients, to pick up Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny to transfer him to Germany for treatment.

    The NGO said the plane will fly to Russia late on Thursday. The activists noted the transfer was requested by Navalny’s fellow opposition figure, Pyotr Verzilov, best known as the co-founder of the punk band Pussy Riot.

    “For humanitarian reasons, at Pussy Riots Pyotr Verzilov's request, we will send at midnight an air ambulance with medical equipment and specialists with which Navalny can be brought to Germany,” the foundation said, adding that Berlin's Charite hospital was ready to take him in.

    It was not immediately clear whether this transfer will be actually allowed by Russian health authorities, given the seriousness of Navalny’s condition.

    Navalny lost consciousness earlier in the day when he was on board a plane. The aircraft had to make an emergency
    stop in the Siberian city of Omsk, where the opposition activist is currently in a coma at a hospital. The doctors treating him said they’ve managed to stabilize Navalny’s condition and he was getting the necessary treatment in an intensive care unit.

    It remains unclear what exactly happened to the activist and anti-corruption blogger. While his supporters were quick to claim he might have been poisoned and that he had drunk nothing but tea before the flight, his critics suggested his condition might have been a result of abusing hard alcohol and throwing some illicit substances into the mix. Still, no actual evidence to corroborate either of these versions has emerged so far."

    https://www.rt.com/russia/498590-nav...bulance-plane/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    No country , no society , takes WW2 more seriously than Russia.
    Care to place a wager on which country takes it most seriously and not just for propaganda purposes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    No country suffered more because of the nazis than Russia.
    How did you quantify this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Putins brother was killed by the nazis in Leningrad.
    Putin was born in 1952 . . . how old was Putin's brother as he must have been at least ten years older to have died in Stalingrad as an infant. Also, how do you know he was killed by Nazis?

    The picture is accurate




    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    German NGO sends in ambulance plane to pick up 'poisoned' Kremlin critic Navalny at Pussy Riot co-founder's request
    The 'Pussy Riot' addition is quaint as it minimises the man's staus and importance
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Navalny’s fellow opposition figure, Pyotr Verzilov
    As of three hours ago the plane hadn't left yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    The 'Pussy Riot' addition is quaint as it minimises the man's staus and importance
    I wondered about that too,

    I also didn't release that Pussy Riot was started by an opposition leader in politics.

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    Russias Navalny in coma in ICU after alleged poisoning-aedoxdm_460s-jpg

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    ^The Navalny's life is for Putin so important like a life of a fly around his nose. However, his death would be more important for the Navalny's benefactors and supporters (as it had the Nemtsov' murder).

    Then, for the next 10-20 years they could have something always to mention about the "polonium tea", like our 'arry always has...

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    So he's in ICU in Siberia. Just a thought- if Vlad really wanted him dead, wouldn't he be dead by now?

    Unlike so many here, the Woke Guards of the neo-Cultural revolution, I would prefer to wait a bit before I jump to conclusions- although it is a bit rich to call them conclusions when for so many of you they are preordained, and preconditioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    Russias Navalny in coma in ICU after alleged poisoning-aedoxdm_460s-jpg




    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    I wondered about that too,
    It's cheap, apologist clap-trap supported by and directed at halfwits like Klondyke who love the place and the politics so much that they ran away to live in Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    So he's in ICU in Siberia. Just a thought- if Vlad really wanted him dead, wouldn't he be dead by now?
    If he survives, Vlad might be revising his hiring policy. You know, "let's discuss it over a cup of MY tea" sort of thing.

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