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Some Russian hospitals face shortages of COVID-19 drugs

Nov 20 2020

MOSCOW Some Russian hospitals are experiencing serious shortages of drugs used to treat COVID-19 and cannot restock because of panic buying, high demand and problems with a new labelling system, officials, distributors and doctors said.

Hospital beds, oxygen run short in Russia's regions as COVID-19 cases surge

Oct 30 2020

MOSCOW Ekaterina Saraichenko, who lives in Saratov, posted a video on Russian social media this month, describing her mother's ordeal with COVID-19 as they waited for an ambulance she said was taking too long. It came in the end, but her mother died on the way to hospital.

Kremlin using intimidation to discourage Navalny's return, says ally

Oct 21 2020

MOSCOW The Kremlin is trying to intimidate opposition politician Alexei Navalny to discourage him from returning to Russia to campaign once he recovers from his poisoning, one of his close allies said.

Russian state journalists among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine outside trial

Oct 02 2020

MOSCOW Russian journalists working for two state-owned media outlets are among the first to be offered the new Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine outside of the framework of a clinical trial, according to one of the outlets and four employees.

Navalny team says nerve agent found on Russian hotel room water bottle

Sep 17 2020

MOSCOW The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned there and not at the airport as first thought, his team said on Thursday. | Video

Exclusive: Russian paramedics' accounts challenge Moscow's explanation for Navalny's coma - sources

Sep 14 2020

MOSCOW The paramedics who treated Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny after he fell violently ill on a plane last month found no increase in his blood sugar in initial tests and saw no signs of a metabolic disorder, five medical sources, speaking out for the first time, told Reuters.

Exclusive: Russian paramedics' accounts challenge Moscow's explanation for Navalny's coma - sources

Sep 14 2020

MOSCOW The paramedics who treated Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny after he fell violently ill on a plane last month found no increase in his blood sugar in initial tests and saw no signs of a metabolic disorder, five medical sources, speaking out for the first time, told Reuters.

Russia first treated Navalny for suspected poisoning then U-turned: doctor

Sep 06 2020

OMSK, Russia Russia first treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for suspected poisoning, but doctors changed their minds after six hours when laboratory tests came back that found no traces of poison in his system, one of the doctors who treated him has said.

Who else but Navalny? Kremlin critic's illness a blow for campaign to break Putin's grip

Aug 28 2020

MOSCOW Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's sudden illness has upended his strategy to challenge Vladimir Putin's grip on power at upcoming regional elections. But it also exposes a longer-term issue - the leadership vacuum within Russia's opposition. | Video

Russian prosecutors say no need for criminal investigation in Navalny affair

Aug 27 2020

By Anton Zverev, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Polina Ivanova

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