Vladimir Kara-Murza after his first poisoning, Washington, D.C., fall 2015
On Thursday, February 2, the young Russian journalist and pro-democracy activist Vladimir Kara-Murza was at his in-laws’ apartment in Moscow when he suddenly felt ill. He appeared confused and disoriented. His parents-in-law rushed him into a taxi and to a hospital. By the time they arrived, Kara-Murza was experiencing organ failure. Fortunately, the doctor who admitted him was the same one who had treated Kara-Murza’s previous multiple-organ-failure episode, in May 2015. The doctor wasted no time starting treatment, beginning with dialysis.
Kara-Murza, who is thirty-five, is normally in good health. He is also a longtime opponent of the Putin regime. (…)
Full text by Masha Gessen: ‘Total Catastrophe of the Body’: A Russian Story at http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/02/21/total-catastrophe-of-the-body-kara-murza-poisoning/