Alexei Navalny is Being Treated by German Doctors

"Alexei Navany" Photo by Evgeny Feldman, Photo taken in 2017.

“Alexei Navany” Photo by Evgeny Feldman (2017)

Alexei Navalny is in Germany today because he needs treatment for an illness. He fell sick and he was admitted to a hospital in Omsk, Russia. Omsk is in Siberia and it is famous because Feodor Dostoevsky was imprisoned there. There is debate about whether or not Navalny has been poisoned but the reports are that he is comatose and that he requires hospitalization. There are complaints about the doctors in Omsk because they suggested Navalny was not poisoned. Regardless, he is certainly sick and German doctors are attending to him in Berlin.

It is possible that Navalny is the victim of a chemical munitions attack. There have been reports about chemical munitions in Syria for decades. In Turkey there are airbases. In 2008 the Russian infantry crossed the border into Georgia. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are enclaves in Georgia. Abkhazia sits along the coast and South Ossetia is inland. Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia. Gagra and Sukhumi are ports in Abkhazia. The Ottomans used to use Abkhazia as a trading post. North Ossetia is in Russia. There might be airbases in both Turkey and Abkhazia that pose a threat to the Russian infantry.

Earlier this summer there were reports about labor strikes in Germany. Lviv, Ukraine is near the border with Poland. East Germany traded in East German mark and West Germany traded in West German mark. Frankfurt is the German banking district. Warsaw trades in zloty. The German army developed and deployed chemical munitions in the early twentieth century. Lviv today serves as a regional hub for labor unions but there was major battle there during World War II.

Recently there have been complaints about the German security services. Vladimir Putin made a telephone call to Angela Merkel last week about Minsk. It might be that the German security services are trying to influence the elections in Belarus. Minsk trades in Belarusian ruble and Moscow trades in Russian ruble. The Russian government reported earlier this year that the ruble had weakened. In 1998 there was a famous crash of the Russian ruble.

Brandenburg is a province in eastern Germany. Potsdam is the capital of Brandenburg. Berlin is the seat of Prussia. Frederick II founded Potsdam. Dresden is the capital of Sachsen. There are historical anecdotes about labor strikes in East Germany and Czechoslovakia. Prague used to be in Czechoslovakia. Today Prague is in the Czech Republic. Dresden is across the border from Prague. The labor strikes might have resulted from the manufacture of military hardware. Chemical munitions were likely manufactured in Sachsen. During the 1930’s there were dive bomber training schools in Dresden. There were military academies also in Berlin and Potsdam.

The Austrians have for centuries maintained military outposts in Tabriz, Iran. Tabriz is in the north near Turkey. It is not well understood the nature of German military operations in Anatolia. Anatolia is synonymous with Turkey and Asia Minor. Chemical munitions seem to be transported between Sachsen and the Syrian desert. German dive bombers were used against the Russian infantry at the Battle of Stalingrad. Stalingrad has been renamed Volgograd. Volgograd is a port on the Volga River near the Caspian Sea.

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