Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, centre, pictured in February. Photo: EPA
Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, centre, pictured in February. Photo: EPA
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Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok used on Russia’s Alexei Navalny, Germany says

  • Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, fell ill on a flight from Siberia back to Moscow on August 20
  • Novichok, a Soviet-era nerve agent, was also used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain in 2018

Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, centre, pictured in February. Photo: EPA
Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, centre, pictured in February. Photo: EPA
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