The Real Russia. Today. Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov is hospitalized and his friends fear poison, Putin urges the Novichok suspects to grant interviews, and officials don’t want a space-hole witch-hunt

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Pussy Riot and one of the publishers of the independent news website Mediazona, was hospitalized in critical condition late on September 11. His partner, Veronika Nikulshina, told Meduza that he’s started losing his sight, speech, and mobility.