Russian Opposition Leader Falls Ill

A coincidence, I’m sure:

The First City Hospital said 33-year-old Vladimir Kara-Murza remained in grave condition Thursday, two days after he was admitted. The Interfax news agency, citing the hospital’s chief doctor, said he appeared to be suffering from pancreatitis and double pneumonia.

His father, a prominent journalist also named Vladimir, told Interfax that doctors haven’t ruled out foul play, but there was no evidence that his son had been deliberately poisoned.

Kara-Murza was a close associate of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, and works with a civic organization founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon and Kremlin opponent.


  • Exile1981

    Not foul play, they know who did it and just don’t want to admit it.

  • AmicusC

    at least they are getting more subtle this is significantly better done then high velocity fatal lead poisoning

  • Hard Little Machine

    Oh that’s a shock.

  • mauser 98

    enuf with the conspiracy theories…bad sushi….thats all

  • Xavier

    Aka Litvinenko Syndrome.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    This man was not the opposition leader. An opposition leader is based on the standings in the parliament of Russia aka the Duma.

    The fact is the Communist party if they field a candidate will be known as the main opposition to the United Russia party.

    Just how Nemtsov was a pro-West person. The West wants someone that will follow orders and not be nationalist but globalist and like Yeltsin back in the 90’s.