Missing Doctor Who Treated Navalny in Siberia Found Alive
09:29 GMT 10.05.2021
OMSK (Sputnik) - Alexander Murakhovsky, the missing health minister from Russia's Omsk Region and former chief of a hospital that treated opposition figure Alexei Navalny for his alleged poisoning, has been found alive, the regional government said.
"The health minister of the Omsk region, Alexander Murakhovsky, came out [of the forest] to people in the area of the village of Basly. He is in good condition, currently undergoing examination at a hospital in the Bolsheukovsky district", the government said.
The Interior Ministry's regional office said on Sunday that the official had disappeared in a local forest near the village of Pospelovo. He had gone in that direction on a quad bike from a hunting base on 7 May.
Murakhovsky previously worked as chief physician at the Omsk Emergency Hospital No. 1, where Navalny was transferred after he fell ill aboard a Russian domestic flight in August 2020, prompting an mergency landing in Siberia.
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