How Members of the FSB Squad tried to poison Vladimir Kara-Murza

An investigation published today by Bellingcat and The Insider revealed that members of the poison squad from the FSB’s Criminalistics Institute involved in the poisoning of Alexey Navalny and a number of other activists and journalists, also tried to poison Russian politician, activist and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza twice – on May 26, 2015, and February 2, 2017.

During the investigation into the poisoning of Navalny, Bellingcat and The Insider established real and fake names of the FSB poison squad. Bellingcat has established that this unit also “systematically tailed Vladimir Kara-Murza before both his first and second medical emergencies. Crucially, members of this FSB unit had shadowed Kara-Murza on a campaign trip outside Moscow that ended less than 48 hours before his first poisoning incident. The FSB unit then resumed following Kara-Murza approximately five months after he returned from treatment in the USA. The same team would continue tailing him until he was poisoned for the second time on 1 February 2017.”

The full investigation in English is available on Bellingcat website.