“He is in a coma after drinking what his supporters suspect was poisoned tea; they accuse the authorities of trying to conceal a crime.” BBC: Alexei Navalny: Putin critic arrives in Germany for medical treatment.

+ “Navalny’s importance is not about popularity. The Kremlin’s arrests and disinformation campaigns have raised enough suspicions among voters that polling shows he would not win a national election, even in the unlikely event of a fair fight. Instead, Navalny’s challenge to Putin’s regime rests on his innovative ideas and organizing strategies that have made him a force in Russian politics.” How Alexei Navalny revolutionized opposition politics in Russia, before his apparent poisoning.