Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in coma with suspected poisoning: spokeswoman
22 August 2020 | 2:36 pm
The Russian opposition leader is reportedly in a coma after what his spokeswoman called a poisoning. Last year he was also suspected to have been poisoned.
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