By the evening of August 21, doctors at the Omsk hospital, where politician Alexei Navalny is staying, allowed him to be transported to a hospital in Germany. Navalny is in a coma and his condition is consistently grave.
The politician became ill on August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. The plane made an emergency landing in Omsk. The head physician of the Omsk hospital said that doctors have "five working diagnoses", the main of which is metabolic disorders. Navalny's supporters speculate that he was poisoned by putting poison in tea at the airport.