April 22, 2024

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Alexei Navalny, Rival to Putin, in Critical Condition After Suspected Poisoning

MOSCOW—Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin and Moscow’s political elite, was admitted to intensive care at a Siberian healthcare facility following a suspected poisoning remaining him unconscious, his spokeswoman said.

Mr. Navalny began feeling ill following drinking tea early Thursday just before a flight to Moscow from the Siberian town of Tomsk, Kira Yarmysh wrote on Twitter. The plane built an unexpected emergency landing in the town of Omsk, wherever Mr. Navalny was admitted to the healthcare facility, she additional.