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Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been taken out of a medically induced coma at a German hospital following a suspected poisoning, Reuters reports.

The state of play: Doctors say it is too early to know the long-term impacts of the poisoning. Novichok was found in Navalny's system — the same agent used in the attempted assassination in 2018 of Sergei Skripal, a Russian former double agent.

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U.S. charges Russian intelligence officers for cyberattacks beginning in 2015

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A federal grand jury has returned a 7-count indictment against six Russian military intelligence officers for major hacking operations targeting foreign elections, the Olympics and computer systems worldwide that resulted in nearly $1 billion in losses, the Justice Department announced Monday.

The big picture: The officers are members of the same GRU unit indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for interference in the 2016 election. It's unlikely that they will ever face trial in the U.S.

Facebook suspends account of alleged Russian agent with ties to Giuliani

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Facebook has suspended the account of Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Derkach, an associate of Rudy Giuliani accused by the U.S. of being "an active Russian agent for over a decade," for election interference activity.

Why it matters: The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Derkach in September for "alleged efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election," including by releasing edited audio tapes and other unsubstantiated claims to denigrate Joe Biden and other officials.

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