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Friday, September 4th, 2020

 

For the Kremlin, Aleksei Navalny Is a Threat It Cannot Speak Of

For the Kremlin, Aleksei Navalny Is a Threat It Cannot Speak Of President Vladimir V. Putin has never publicly mentioned the opposition leader’s name in 20 years of speeches and interviews. Why? He is “completely out of their control,” which is intolerable, one analyst says. Aleksei Navalny, the Russian politician, activist and blogger, photographed in his offices in Moscow in 2014.Credit…James Hill for The New York Times By Andrew Higgins MOSCOW — A pro-Kremlin propaganda film posted online before Russia’s 2018 presidential election smeared Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian oppositionRead More


Aleksei Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok, Germany Says

Aleksei Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok, Germany Says The German government said that toxicology tests showed the Russian opposition leader was poisoned with a nerve agent from the same class used in a 2018 attack in Britain on an ex-Soviet spy. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent and demanded answers from Russia. Mr. Navalny is currently in a German hospital.CreditCredit…Kirill Kudryavtsev/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Michael Schwirtz and Melissa Eddy Soon after a private plane carryingRead More


What Is Novichok, the Russian Nerve Agent Tied to Navalny Poisoning?

What Is Novichok, the Russian Nerve Agent Tied to Navalny Poisoning? For decades, scientists, spies and chemical weapons specialists have known about and feared the lethal substance. The Charité hospital in Berlin, where Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s opposition leader, remains in a medically induced coma. The German government said he had been poisoned with a deadly nerve agent from the Novichok family.Credit…Christoph Soeder/DPA, via Associated Press By Richard Pérez-Peña Few people had heard of the nerve agent Novichok until 2018, when Western officials accused Russia of having used it inRead More


Феликс Фенеон, анархист-коллекционер, был чемпионом Сера

Félix Fénéon, the Collector-Anarchist Who Was Seurat’s First Champion The Museum of Modern Art reopens with an exemplary show devoted to an essential figure who multitasked his way through the aesthetic and political ferment of Belle Époque Paris. Paul Signac’s portrait depicts Félix Fénéon as an ascetic yet flamboyant ringmaster set against a psychedelic pinwheel of patterns. Its rambling title: “Opus 217. Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic with Beats and Angles, Tones, and Tints, Portrait of M. Félix Fénéon in 1890.”Credit…Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP,Read More


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