18 Jan 2021

Alexey Navalny detained on return to Moscow five months after being poisoned

Alexey Navalny, a key figure in Russia’s Kremlin opposition movement, was detained by police outside of Moscow on Sunday, just moments after his return to the country. Navalny was poisoned by an unknown actor roughly five months ago with the nerve agent Novichok, threatening his life. Navalny was able to

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06 Oct 2020

Moscow Invites Chemical-Weapons Watchdog to Russia in Navalny Poisoning

In a surprising move, Russia has invited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the leading international chemical weapons watchdog, to aid them in the investigation of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, a critic of the Kremlin. German, Sweedish, and French medical authorities all confirmed that the outspoken Putin

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18 Sep 2020

Novichok found on water bottle suggests Russia’s Navalny poisoned before he went to airport, aides say

On Thursday, the Russian opposition party announced that traces of Novichok, a chemical nerve agent, was found on a bottle of water from Alexey Navalny’s hotel room in Siberia, where he stayed before falling ill on a subsequent flight. However, Navalny’s team has stated that this was not necessarily the

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27 Sep 2018

OSINT and ‘We got really lucky’: how novichok suspects’ identities were revealed

The breaking identification of one of the Novichok poisoning suspects not only connected the attack to the Russian government, it also showcased the depth of OSINT research techniques and possibilities that are consistently leveraged across the fields of journalism, private research, military research, and beyond. The investigation launched by a

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05 Jul 2018

UK points the finger at Russia after another military-grade nerve agent leaves couple critically ill

A UK couple were taken to the hospital where lab analysis confirmed their exposure to novichok, the military-grade nerve agent that was used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Scribal and his daughter Yulia. The couple lives 8 miles away from the place where the original attack took place 4

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