For those who are buried by all the news happening all the time all at once this year, Russian opposition leader Alexander Navalny was poisoned two nights ago on a flight from Siberia back to Moscow. The poison was in his tea. His plane made an emergency landing and he was immediately taken to a hospital in Siberia for treatment, which then led to all sorts of shenanigans involving them not letting his wife in unless she could prove she was his wife with a marriage certificate. Once that got resolved, they then tried to deny his wife permission to immediately fly him to Germany allegedly to let the toxin break down to the point where it couldn’t be determined what it is so that Putin’s GRU wetwork toxins and poisons unit couldn’t be blamed. The good news is that Navalny is now aloft in a specialty aircraft, which is basically a flying ICU, en route to Berlin.
It’s a five-hour flight. You can track it here: https://t.co/bpyb20COyp
— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) August 22, 2020