Novichok agent

Series of nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union

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A Novichok agent is a group of fifty nerve agents, some of which are binary chemical weapons. The agents were developed at the GosNIIOKhT state chemical research institute by the Soviet Union and Russia between 1971 and 1993. Some Novichok agents at STP are solids while others are liquids. It is thought that dispersal for the solids is possible by ultrafine powder.


Demolition starts at flat where couple were poisoned with Novichok [Video]

Demolition starts at flat where couple were poisoned with Novichok

The flat where a woman was fatally poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok isbeing demolished. Dawn Sturgess, 44, collapsed at her partner Charlie Rowley’shome on June 30 2018 after coming into..

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Navalny: Kremlin critic poisoned with Novichok, chemical weapons watchdog confirms [Video]

Navalny: Kremlin critic poisoned with Novichok, chemical weapons watchdog confirms

"Any use of chemical weapons is serious and cannot be without consequences," Germany said after the OPCW confirmed that Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok.View on euronews

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Navalny makes first video appearance since coma [Video]

Navalny makes first video appearance since coma

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said he believed Russia's intelligence services had poisoned him with a Novichok nerve agent because authorities saw him as a threat ahead of next year's parliamentary..

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Angela Merkel confirms 'personal visit' to Navalny in hospital after novichok poisoning

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Alexei Navalny: How his team found Novichok bottle evidence in Tomsk

Russia's top opposition figure has left hospital but it was his colleagues who gathered the evidence.
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Russian Novichok scientist apologizes to Alexei Navalny

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New info emerges on poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny

Associates of Vladimir Putin's biggest critic say he was likely poisoned with Novichok by way of a water bottle in his hotel room.
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Putin critic Navalny looks alert in 1st photo since Novichok poisoning

As the opposition leader recovers from a nerve agent attack, and his spokeswoman says there's no reason to think he won't return to Russia.
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Russian opposition leader Navalny able to leave hospital bed

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BERLIN — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is able to breathe on his own and briefly leave his hospital bed, his doctors said Monday, while Germany announced that French and Swedish labs have..
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Putin critic continues to recover as evidence mounts against Russia

Doctors in Germany say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is no longer on a ventilator, as labs in Sweden and France back Novichok finding.
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German Govt: Labs Confirm Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok

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Specialist labs in France and Sweden have confirmed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, the German government said Monday. A German military..
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Conflicting reports on Putin critic's recovery after poisoning

Article says opposition leader Alexei Navalny talking again after Novichok poisoning, which Pompeo says there's a "substantial chance" top Russian officials ordered.
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How Russian nerve agent Novichok can be detected after poisoning

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Russia's most prominent opposition figure is doing better after suspected Novichok attack

Alexei Navalny, a high-profile critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been awakened from a medically induced coma after he was apparently poisoned with a nerve agent. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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NATO agrees nerve agent used to try to kill Russia’s Navalny

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday condemned the “appalling assassination attempt” on Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and called on Moscow to answer questions about the..
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Alexei Navalny: Nato says Russia must disclose its Novichok programme

Nato cites "proof beyond doubt" that Mr Navalny was poisoned, but Russia has dismissed the claim.
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Russian doctor blames diet, stress for Navalny coma

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Who's standing up to Russia on Navalny poisoning? Not America

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Alexei Navalny: Two hours that saved Russian opposition leader's life

Germany has revealed he was poisoned with Novichok. This is how events unfolded over Siberia.
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Alexei Navalny: Germany urges EU action over Novichok poisoning

It comes after specialists said a Novichok nerve agent was used on the Russian opposition figure.
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Navalny 'Novichok poisoning' a test for the West

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Putin opponent Alexei Navalny poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, Germany finds

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Germany says nerve agent Novichok found in Russia's Navalny

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Soviet-era nerve agent found in ailing Putin foe, Germany says

Novichok was used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal ​and his daughter in Britain.
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Russia's Navalny poisoned with Novichok - German government

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok nerve agent, German government says
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Is Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on the Kremlin's poison kill list?

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The High Court orders the scope of the inquest into the death of Dawn Sturgess be widened.
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Lessons from the Salisbury poisonings helped the early response to coronavirus, a health chief says.
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Judges are asked to decide if a coroner's decision to limit the scope of an inquest was "flawed".
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Britain names new MI5 chief: the spy who investigated 2018 Novichok attack

Britain on Monday named Ken McCallum, a career spy who led the response to the attempted murder of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal, as the new head of its MI5 domestic intelligence agency.
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Salisbury attack: Novichok bottle was not recovered for more than three months, police say

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Second police officer contaminated in Salisbury Novichok poisoning

The Metropolitan Police confirms Novichok was found in a blood sample taken from an officer.
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Novichok appeared in blood test of second UK police officer in 2018

British police who investigated a 2018 Novichok poisoning that was blamed on Russia said traces of the deadly nerve agent have since been found in a blood sample taken from a second officer at the..
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US Announces New Sanctions on Russia in Poisoning

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Novichok victim was saved by anti-nerve agent drug never before used in UK

Charlie Rowley, who fell ill after contact with perfume bottle, was given antidote by paramedics in Amesbury
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Wiltshire Council 'hit by cyber attacks after Novichok poisonings'

IT systems at Wiltshire Council were hit by cyber attacks just after the first Novichok poisonings.
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