25 June 2021,   16:01
Russian top doctor who treated Navalny emerges from forest

The former head of the Russian hospital that treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last year has emerged from a Siberian forest, having been missing, writes BBC.

Teams using a helicopter and drones spent the weekend searching the swampy area in the Omsk region.

Dr Alexander Murakhovsky, 49, left a hunting base on Friday. He turned up in a village on Monday, looking healthy.

His Omsk team gave Navalny life-saving treatment last year, but Navalny’s group suspected them of a cover-up.

Dr Murakhovsky reappeared on Monday in Basly, 32km from the hunting base.

His all-terrain vehicle had been found 6.5km from the base in Pospelovo, another village. The Omsk government said the doctor was “in a normal condition” but was undergoing a medical check.