‘Slow-Motion Second Assassination’ Feared In Russian Opposition Leader’s Health Problems

'Slow-Motion Second Assassination' Feared In Russian Opposition Leader's Health Problems 1


Andrew Kramer, Moscow correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about the health concerns surrounding imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Aired on 04/08/2021.
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'Slow-Motion Second Assassination' Feared In Russian Opposition Leader's Health Problems

47 Comments on "‘Slow-Motion Second Assassination’ Feared In Russian Opposition Leader’s Health Problems"

  1. shouldhaverunit | April 8, 2021 at 1:29 AM | Reply

    Keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground. Big moves are being made

  2. Putin and his sycophants are cowards, afraid Alexei Navalny might have a better model for Russian society. Rather than face that model, they hide behind a curtain, one that looks increasingly made of iron. The Russian people have enjoyed too much liberty slide back in the dark of four decades ago. And the soldiers. This is country where the soldiers should be doing some collective soul-searching for the difference between what is right and what is wrong.

    • I have no doubt Navalny would do much more for the Russian people than Putin does. It’s not cowardice that is driving their actions. It’s greed. The oligarchy will never give up their positions in Russian society or their access to money stolen from the Russian people. Anyone who threatens that status quo is dealt with.

    • Naval, NY they will try to torpedo NY.

  3. Lisa Zabriskie | April 8, 2021 at 1:34 AM | Reply

    Vlad is gonna pay the piper some day…

  4. Eastern Woods | April 8, 2021 at 1:35 AM | Reply

    His life ” may be in danger ” I think the term is ” dead man walking “

    • What Russia needs is a Revolution, and to set this guy free. Even if we wound up with another oligarch like Putin, at least it gives them the opportunity for a reset of relations between the west and these Soviet 2.0’s? . . .

    • Eastern Woods | April 8, 2021 at 12:38 PM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell Stalin didn’t live forever and neither will Putin.

  5. Marvin Davis | April 8, 2021 at 1:35 AM | Reply

    Putin is killing that man.. 😔


    • @Sarah F

      At least I’m the girl in the pic.

    • History & Politics Fan | April 8, 2021 at 1:13 PM | Reply

      @D Engelhard Let’s see for how long it will stay on your head

    • I forgot that Russian communism doesn’t teach sarcasm, irony or any kind of nuance in general… Wow are these people insane… Honestly I don’t even know which side they’re on.

  7. I’m waiting for Trump to say that he spoke with Putin, that Putin strongly denies any involvement, and Trump has no reason to think that he was involved.

    • Don’t hold your breath. Trump has lost power and his problems will only worsen in the spotlight of shame.

    • Trump🐑 can’t say Putin’s name now cause it would remind us of his submissiveness towards Putin 🐑

  8. They are killing him most likely

  9. Veli Seppanen | April 8, 2021 at 1:57 AM | Reply

    Those symptoms described sound like slow arsenic poisoning.

  10. Surely no one, including Navalny, is surprised that the Russian government is doing this? Didn’t we all know this was going to happen when he decided to return?

    • Jorge Johnson | April 8, 2021 at 5:06 AM | Reply

      What was that line, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Apparently some people take that to heart. Most of us are satisfied logging complaints on social media.

  11. Navalny is being poisoned. That’s why he is refusing to eat.

  12. We’re watching a man dying slow death in real time!

  13. He knew that this awaited him on his return, yet, he went back as a brave hero, rather than hiding away in a foriegn Country as a coward! God Bless him!

    • ArgentumEmperio | April 8, 2021 at 7:44 AM | Reply

      Look into what happens with Russian spies who defect from the “motherland” and I don’t think you’ll hold that stance for long
      No one deserves what they are potentially doing to him, no one, and he should’ve avoided it

      Bravery is no virtue when no one cares to play fair

    • @ArgentumEmperio Russian spies going into hiding aboard for safety has nothing to do with what I say about Navalny, of course the spies and those fleeing persecution are not cowards. Just commending Navalny on not being a coward, after being poisoned, he still chooses to go home, knowing what awaits him.

      You say “No one cares”, you would be surprised exactly who does care.

    • Piotr Trebisz | April 8, 2021 at 12:46 PM | Reply

      Mr. Navalny is a very brave man. He came to us to Germany for treatment, but he knows that his place is in Russia and that the job is not done yet, this is why he returned. And he was already successful. Putin always claimed that he doesn’t care about Mr. Navalny, that he is just an unimportant figure with no impact on politics… and yet the MASSIVE response of russian authorities on his arrival back home proves the opposite. You don’t lockdown the airport and send hundreds of police officers to arrest somebody of no importance, you don’t set up a show trial against somebody you are not affraid of. Mr. Navalny already managed to expose how much the russian power vertical is afraid of losing control.

  14. I’m also worried about his doctor. I wish the media would report on his doctor’s condition. Is she still arrested? Was she charged with a crime? What were the charges?

    • They will have given her a scary briefing about what happens if she leaks stuff to the west. And, of course, squeezed her for her findings. If she put up a fight over doctor patient confidentiality, things might have gotten interesting? But, in the end, they will have to just let her go, or admit they’re killing Navalny in this elaborate manner? . . . I wish they’d just have a Revolution and drag Putin out of his palace?

  15. ThewolfinsheepsClothing | April 8, 2021 at 6:37 AM | Reply

    We need to stop this..!! We need to get him out!! It will happen and I’m sad

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  17. Junior Harry | April 8, 2021 at 8:43 AM | Reply

    Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.

  18. Trinacria Nelcuore | April 8, 2021 at 9:25 AM | Reply

    D.O.A as soon as they arrested him 🙁

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  20. Thanks, Rachel! Thanks, Andrew! 💜

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