The Charité clinic in Berlin announced that Navalny’s condition is improving and said he was able to leave his bed for short periods. The clinic said he has been completely weaned off ventilation.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny visited two Siberian cities just before he was poisoned with a Novichok-type chemical nerve agent — and candidates from his team won in both regional elections, according to preliminary resul.
The preliminary election results demonstrated Navalny’s capacity to damage members of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party with scathing corruption exposés on his popular YouTube channel. It was also evidence of his growing capacity to draw voters throughout Russia, not just in Moscow and St. Petersburg, where opposition support is highest. Poisoned Russian opposition leader Navalny’s team scores in regional Russian elections — while in Berlin he gets out of bed.