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https://www.foxnews.com/world/russian-s ... petersburg

Russian scientist working on COVID-19 vaccine plummets to death in St. Petersburg

Occupational hazards such as these seem to be a little too comon.
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Russian agent 'tricked into detailing Navalny assassination bid'

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny duped a Russian FSB state agent into revealing details of an attack on him with the nerve agent Novichok, the investigative group Bellingcat reports.

Mr Navalny reportedly impersonated a security official to call the agent.

The agent, Konstantin Kudryavtsev, told him the Novichok had been placed in a pair of Mr Navalny's underpants.

Mr Navalny, who is still recovering in Berlin, posted a recording of the long conversation on his YouTube channel.

He collapsed on board a Russian airliner in August in the attack, which nearly proved fatal.

As part of Mr Navalny's ruse to elicit more details of the assassination attempt, Bellingcat says the call to Mr Kudryavtsev was set up to indicate it was coming from a Federal Security Service (FSB) landline.

In the conversation, Mr Navalny posed as a senior official seeking details for a report on the FSB operation.

Mr Kudryavtsev told him the swift response of the airline pilot and the emergency medical team in Omsk, Siberia - where Mr Navalny was first treated - could have been the reason for the failure to kill him.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55395683 for the rest.
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Witness wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:58 am
Russian agent 'tricked into detailing Navalny assassination bid'

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny duped a Russian FSB state agent into revealing details of an attack on him with the nerve agent Novichok, the investigative group Bellingcat reports.

Mr Navalny reportedly impersonated a security official to call the agent.

The agent, Konstantin Kudryavtsev, told him the Novichok had been placed in a pair of Mr Navalny's underpants.

Mr Navalny, who is still recovering in Berlin, posted a recording of the long conversation on his YouTube channel.

He collapsed on board a Russian airliner in August in the attack, which nearly proved fatal.

As part of Mr Navalny's ruse to elicit more details of the assassination attempt, Bellingcat says the call to Mr Kudryavtsev was set up to indicate it was coming from a Federal Security Service (FSB) landline.

In the conversation, Mr Navalny posed as a senior official seeking details for a report on the FSB operation.

Mr Kudryavtsev told him the swift response of the airline pilot and the emergency medical team in Omsk, Siberia - where Mr Navalny was first treated - could have been the reason for the failure to kill him.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55395683 for the rest.
Just a crazy story. Wonder what will now happen to Mr Kudryavtsev, who got tricked into confessing. Surely his fate will not be good. Otherwise we would never know the precise details of the poisoning. Putin explicitly denied they had anything to do with the poisoning saying Navalny would already be dead if it were them. They are much more embarrassed that they botched the assassination and looked incompetent than being caught doing the killing itself. Not that anyone in the know or even a moderate read of history had any doubt.
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Here is the you tube of Navalny getting the agent to talk:


Russian, with English subtitles.

The entire thing is just so unbelievable and underscores just how corrupt top to bottom the Russian government is.
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Lenin saved… by capitalism! Remote Russian region won’t tear down statue to Bolshevik icon because it’s too popular with tourists

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Russian troops leaving Germany:


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Lots more pics: https://englishrussia.com/2020/11/06/so ... g-germany/
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In other news Navalny went back to Moscow to get immediately arrested…
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Lots of protests in Russia (about Navalny).




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