Moscow office of Navalny's organization searched during raid

Russian bailiffs have raided the offices of opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s organization while the politician is still recovering in Germany from a nearly fatal poisoning

Tests conducted at labs designated by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed that the poison used on Navalny was a Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent. Navalny asserted that his poisoning only could have been ordered by spymasters who wouldn’t have made such decisions without Putin’s personal involvement - claims the Kremlin has vehemently rejected.

The Russian hospital that first treated Navalny said it found no evidence he was poisoned. Russian authorities have said they conducted a preliminary investigation but argued that they needed proof of poisoning to launch a full-fledged criminal inquiry and lamented Germany's refusal to share the materials.