(WSJ) MOSCOW—The sudden and mysterious illness that left Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in a coma has delivered a blow to Russia’s political opposition, throwing into question its future at a time when the Kremlin has stepped up its efforts to stamp out dissent.
Mr. Navalny fell ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow last week after drinking a cup of tea that his supporters say was laced with poison. He was evacuated to a Berlin hospital on Saturday. Doctors there haven’t disclosed any details of his condition or what they believe caused his illness. […]
“Navalny is a leader who is capable of uniting people,” said Nikolay Petrov, a senior research fellow at British think tank Chatham House […]
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