Just over two weeks after his poisoning with a military-grade nerve agent in Siberia, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny began to respond to the words of his wife Yulia and wake from a drug-induced coma. In the months that followed, Navalny withdrew to a remote corner of the Black Forest. In a Special Report, Reuters revealed that he used the time to drive himself back to physical fitness with intense workouts and take his war with President Vladimir Putin to a new level: targeting him directly, for the first time, with a video investigation into a lavish Black Sea palace. Reuters spoke to more than a dozen people who visited Navalny or communicated with him during his almost five months in Germany. These people recounted that Navalny never wavered in his single-minded mission to displace Putin, and never entertained staying in the West to wage his campaign from abroad.
Topics of Interest: FeaturesPolitics
Type: Reuters Best
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Special Report / Insight
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story