Doctor Who Treated Alexei Navalny “Suddenly” Dies

( A Russian doctor who treated Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader recently jailed for allegedly breaching terms of parole, was “suddenly” found died according to a statement released by the Omsk emergency hospital.

Navalny’s imprisonment caused controversy all over the world as his breach of parole was caused by him being in a coma after being exposed to the deadly nerve agent commonly used to assassinate dissidents in Soviet Russia, novichok.

Sergey Maximishin, who is the deputy chief physician at the Omsk State Medical University, reportedly “suddenly passed away” at just the age of 55. The doctor died only months after treating Navalny who fell ill during a flight which made an emergency landing near the hospital.

“With regret, we inform you that…the deputy chief physician for anesthesiology and resuscitation of the emergency hospital No. 1, assistant of the department of Omsk State Medical University, PhD of medical sciences Maximishin Sergey Valentinovich suddenly passed away,” the statement revealed.

However, no cause of death was offered by the hospital…which raised eyebrows.

A representative of Omsk’s health ministry indicated that “preliminary data” shows that he appears to have died from a heart attack, but no further evidence was provided to support the claim.

Navalny Received a three-and-a-half-year prison term upon returning to Russia recently and was previously sentenced to time in prison in a politically-motivated setup. His poisoning is widely believed by global intelligence experts to have been organized by the Kremlin.

Navalny also told the court before his sentencing that he was being targeted by the Russian government to prevent others from criticizing President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin claims that the novichok poisoning was organized by foreign agents.

Leonid Volkov, who is Navalny’s chief of staff, said that doctor Sergey Maximishin was the head of the department that treated the Russian opposition leader and was specifically in charge of his treatment and the medically induced coma that saved him. Maximishin, Volkov said, “knew more than anyone else about Alexey’s condition” meaning he couldn’t dismiss the possibility of foul play.

Volkov did also note that the Russian health care system “is very poor and it’s not uncommon for doctors of his age to suddenly die.”

“I doubt there will be any investigation into his death,” he added.

In the face of all the evidence…does this sound like a random, sudden death to you?