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Russia Update: February 2, 2017
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The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Latest Medical Update on Situation of Kara-Murza, Opposition Activist Hospitalized Today
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Latest Medical Bulletin on Russian Opposition Activist in Serious Condition Kara-Murza, Jr. From His Lawyer

Vadim Prokhorov, lawyer of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and a close associate of Vladimir Kara-Maza, Jr., issued two reports on his status on his Facebook page about 14 and 11 hours ago, which are the latest known bulletins.

As we reported, Kara-Murza was hospitalized this morning after returning from Tver where he showed a movie about the life of Boris Nemtsov produced by Open Russia, the organization founded by former political prisoner and businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Kara-Murza works as a program manager for Open Russia:

The following is a translation by The Interpreter of Prokhorov's posts on Facebook:

(11 hours ago) Friends! Due to numerous requests I am posting below the latest information about the status of the health of Vladimir Kara-Murza, obtained directly from his attending physicians during a visit to the hospital:

Unfortunately, his status is critical.

At the present time, Volodya [Vladimir] is not conscious.

Multiple organ failure has begun.

There is artificial ventilation of his lungs, kidney dialysis and other emergency procedures.The reasons for the onset of the critical condition is not clear to the doctors.

I will post news on the status of his health to the extent I can here.

I would like to convey enormous gratitude from loved ones, friends and relatives to all those expression concern and offering to help.

I apologize that I cannot reply to numerous phone calls right away regarding the status of Volodya's health.

We all sincerely hope he will get well!!

(11 hours ago) On the status of the health of Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr. -- Latest Information

The situation at 20:00 of Vladimir Karaz Murza is without significant changes.

As before, there is artificial ventilation of his lungs, hemodialysis and other emergency procedures.

An update can be expected tomorrow around 10:00.

Thanks to all for their support!

-- Catherine A. Fitzpatrick