Kremlin brushes off allegations that it poisoned Navalny Official spokesman says there is not need for a criminal investigation into the incident. Russia launches probe into hospitalization of Kremlin critic NavalnyRussia's Interior Ministry said on Thursday it was launching an investigation into the hospitalization of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny over what his allies suspect was a poisoning. Alexei Navalny showing some improvement but still in comaRussian authorities dismiss calls for criminal inquiry into suspected poisoning of dissident Suspected poisoning of Putin critic was meant to kill him, not to scare him off, chief aide saysFor years Leonid Volkov has experienced the the leading Putin critic Alexey Navalny. Last week he lived that nightmare. Who else but Navalny? Kremlin critic's illness a blow for campaign to break Putin's gripKremlin critic Alexei Navalny's sudden illness has upended his strategy to challenge Vladimir Putin's grip on power at upcoming regional elections. But it also exposes a longer-term issue - the leadership vacuum within Russia's opposition. Kremlin: Navalny poisoning accusations ’empty noise’German doctors confirm cholinesterase inhibitors used on Russian opposition leader, similar to nerve agent used to poison Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain in 2018 Kremlin rejects Navalny poisoning diagnosis in Germany as calls grow for probeRussia has made no move to open criminal investigation into how the opposition leader was stricken. Analysis | Trump’s silence on Navalny’s alleged poisoningA week after Alexei Navalny fell into a coma, the U.S. president has yet to condemn it — or really comment on it at all.