Alexei Navalny was discharged from the Charité Hospital in Berlin after spending 32 days as an inpatient, yet German authorities say she has been poisoned with the nerve gas Novichok Doctors suggested that he could make a full recovery.
The hospital said in a statement, on Wednesday morning, that the condition of the Russian opposition politician “has improved enough to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” adding that he left Tuesday.
“Based on the patient’s progress and current condition, the treating doctors believe that a full recovery is possible,” the statement said, adding that it was still unclear what the potential long-term effects of the poison would be.
in a New post on Instagram on Wednesday, Navalny complained that by looking in the mirror, he thought he was now similar to Lord of the Rings character. He thanked the doctors at Charité for their “wonderful work” and said he had asked to go somewhere “with the trees” for rehabilitation and daily physical therapy.
“There are a lot of funny things going on. For example I can’t throw the ball with my left hand. I can catch it, but without throwing it, my brain doesn’t want to make this move.”
He said a neurologist told him to improve his mental function again that he should read and write on social media and play video games, and he said he was eager to get a PlayStation 5
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The first time they took me to the mirror, after 24 days in intensive care (16 of them were in a coma). A character from “Lord of the Rings” looked at me from the mirror. And believe me, he was not a dwarf at all. I was very upset: I thought I would never be discharged. But the doctors kept doing miracles, I worked with a physiotherapist, ate, and tried to sleep more (the biggest problem so far). In recent days, I have been allowed outside on the communal balcony twice for 5 minutes a day. True, the balcony was even more sad: the weather was great, the sun was shining, there were some gardens and trees underneath, and I was in the suite. But the day has come – hurray! After 32 days in the hospital, doctors decided that further recovery did not require inpatient treatment, but rather normalization of life. Walk and spend time with family. Get lost in the daily movement routine. And now – hop – I’m actually walking the park in my three size larger pants. First of all, he asked to take me to a place where the trees were. The plans are still simple: a physiotherapist every day. Maybe a rehabilitation center. Stand on one leg. Fully regain control of your fingers. Maintain balance. It’s funny, I dreamed of learning how to ride a snowboard behind a boat on the wave and learned this summer. Now I’m learning to stand on one leg. All sorts of funny things appeared. For example, I cannot throw the ball with my left hand. I can even hold, but not throw. The brain just doesn’t want to make this movement. Or write by hand. Until recently, it did not succeed in one streak. All the time I started in a column. General rehabilitation. Many thanks again to the entire team of doctors at the Charité Clinic and to Prof. Eckard personally. They did an incredible job. Thank you all for your support 💪. It was and still is very important. I don’t think I don’t know what you are writing. As soon as I started thinking more or less, read the comments to me. By the way, I will try to spend more time in social networks. Yesterday a neuropsychologist came and ran tests to see if I was stupid. I ask: what should be done to quickly return from a point of view not only from the physical point of view, but also from the point of view of the head. Liked the answer: read more, write on social networks. Play video games. I need to know if the hospital can get a prescription for PS 5.
Navalny arrived in Berlin two days after his arrival A patient fell on a plane from Tomsk in Siberia to Moscow. The plane made an emergency landing in Omsk, where he spent two days being treated by local doctors, who said they found no evidence of poisoning. In secret, doctors there told the media that they believed he had been poisoned.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, He said Laboratory tests “definitively confirmed” that the nerve gas Novichok was used in Navalny. The German authorities say that the French and Swedish laboratories have confirmed their results. Navalny Associates say a major part of the evidence was the A bottle of water from the Navalny Hotel room in Tomsk By colleagues and delivered to German doctors, which were also found traces of novichok. This indicates that he was poisoned before arriving at the airport.
Who is Alexei Navalny?
He started out as a Russian nationalist, but emerged as a major leader of the democratic opposition in Russia during the wave of protests that led to the 2012 presidential election, and since then has become a thorn in the Kremlin’s side.
Navalny is banned from appearing on state television, but has used social media to his advantage. A 2017 documentary accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of corruption garnered more than 30 million views on YouTube within two months.
He was arrested and imprisoned repeatedly. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia violated Navalny’s rights by holding him under house arrest in 2014. Election officials barred him from running for president in 2018 over his conviction for embezzlement that he claims is politically motivated. Navalny told the committee that its decision would be a vote “not against me, but against the 16,000 people who have nominated me; against 200,000 volunteers roamed me“.
There was also a physical price to be paid. In April 2017, he was attacked with a green dye that almost blinded him in one eye, and in July 2019 he was transferred from prison to hospital with Symptoms that one of his doctors said could indicate poisoning. In 2020, it was Back in the hospital after suspected poisoningThey were transferred to Germany for treatment. The German government said later Toxicology results showed that Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.
Russian authorities have denied any involvement in the accident, stating alternately that Navalny was not poisoned, or that he may have been poisoned when he was already in Germany.
French newspaper Le Monde reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Navalny was “an Internet troublemaker” who might have poisoned himself.
Navalny mocked the claim in a post on Instagram. He wrote, “I cooked Novichuk in the kitchen, sipped the bottle in the plane and fell into a coma.” “But Putin outdid me … In the end, I spent 18 days in a coma like an idiot but failed to achieve my goal.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Le Monde had misinterpreted the call and that her report was “inaccurate”. He said Navalny was free to return to Russia “like any other Russian citizen” and in line with the Kremlin’s agreement not to use his name, he said he welcomed the news that “the patient is already getting better.”
Navalny, who runs an organization that exposes corruption among top officials and was banned from running for president against Putin in 2018, is the country’s most prominent opposition figure. Often his comrades were attacked or arrested.
It was not clear if Navalny would return to Russia immediately. Previously, he said he intended to return as soon as possible. “No other options have been considered,” his spokeswoman, Kira Yarmisch, said last week.
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