The "poisoned" Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny is visited by his wife and an adjutant when hospital bosses in Germany say he is stable in a coma
- Alexei Navalny is in a coma, but is "stable", the Charite Hospital in Berlin has confirmed
- It is feared that the Russian opposition leader drank poison-infused tea
- The politician fell ill on Thursday during a flight from Siberia to Moscow
- The 44-year-old was flown from the Omsk hospital to Germany at the weekend
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in a coma but was "stable" after being flown to Germany after he was suspected of being poisoned.
The politician, a corruption investigator and one of the sharpest critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is said to have feared drinking tea that was enriched with poison.
His supporters believe the Kremlin is behind his illness and that he is delayed in moving to Germany after he was admitted to intensive care in the Siberian city of Omsk on Thursday.
The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in a coma, but "stable", the Charite hospital in Berlin has confirmed. In the picture, the politician arrives at the German hospital on August 22nd
It is feared the politician drank poison-infused tea after falling ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow on Thursday. Above is the last picture of Mr Navalny before he collapsed
The 44-year-old was flown to Berlin's Charite hospital over the weekend.
The hospital said it wouldn't comment on his illness until the test results were evaluated, and only confirmed that he was still in a coma but "stable".
The news comes when Mr Navalny's wife, Yulia Navalnaya, arrived at Charite Hospital on Sunday to visit her husband.
Top adjutant Leonid Volkov also visited the Russian opposition leader in the Berlin hospital but did not speak to reporters.
Mr Navalny fell ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow on Thursday and was hospitalized after the plane made an emergency landing.
While his followers and family insist that he was poisoned, doctors in Omsk said a metabolic disorder was the most likely diagnosis.
His followers insist he was poisoned, but doctors in Omsk said a metabolic disorder was the most likely diagnosis. He is pictured on a stretcher in Omsk before his transfer to Germany
His wife, Yulia Navalnaya, appealed to Vladimir Putin to allow Mr. Navalny to be medical evacuated to Germany after Russian health officials initially said he was too sick to fly
Russian health officials said tests had shown no poison in his system and initially resisted transfer to Germany. He is too sick to fly.
The dissident's supporters said this was a ploy to allow the poison to leave its system.
An independent Russian news report over the weekend quoted sources in security agencies as saying that Mr Navalny was under intense surveillance during his trip to Siberia.
Moskovsky Komsomolets released details of monitoring his every move, including what he and his staff ate, whom he met, his credit card records, purchase receipts, where he stayed, what vehicles he traveled in, and even swam in a river for a night.