The Russian Patient Belarus, the Kremlin and the Attack on Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's condition is apparently improving as he receives treatment in Berlin. But was he really poisoned at the behest of the Kremlin? There is plenty to indicate that he was.
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With the poisoning of Navalny, the price for participation in public life in Russia has risen dramatically.
Autocrats Putin and Lukashenko: Is Belarus showing us Russia's future?

Autocrats Putin and Lukashenko: Is Belarus showing us Russia's future?

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Anti-Putin protests in Khabarovsk: Navalny's followers have been electrified by the goings on in Belarus.

Anti-Putin protests in Khabarovsk: Navalny's followers have been electrified by the goings on in Belarus.

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Navalny speaking during his last YouTube broadcast: Seeking the parallels to Belarus

Navalny speaking during his last YouTube broadcast: Seeking the parallels to Belarus

Opposition politician Sobol during a protest in Moscow: "It is the choice we made."

Opposition politician Sobol during a protest in Moscow: "It is the choice we made."

Foto: Dmitry Serebryakov / AP