Doctors in Berlin say that he is “responding”, but that it is not yet known what the consequences of the poisoning will be.
The German hospital that is treating the Russian opponent, Alexei Navalny, said the patient came out of the induced coma and is responding.
The fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was flown to Germany on August 22, two days after he fell ill aboard a flight in Russia.
German experts said tests showed 44-year-old Navalny was poisoned with a chemical agent of the type Novichok, dating from the Soviet era.
Berlin’s Charité hospital said Monday that Navalny’s condition it has improved, which allowed doctors to end the induced coma and gradually withdraw mechanical ventilation.
The medical center said the patient is responding, but “the long-term consequences of severe poisoning cannot yet be ruled out.”
The Government of Angela Merkel has confirmed the poisoning thesis, which was ruled out at first by the doctors who treated him in the Siberian city of Omsk.
Berlin has hardened its messages against Moscow, which it demands to clarify what happened.
Russian authorities, for their part, have accused the Germans of slowing down open investigations in Russia and have suggested that there is a political background in the accusations launched from Germany.
Navalny broke down on a flight from Siberia to Moscow, after having tea. After feeling bad, he moved to the bathroom of the plane where he collapsed. He was locked up there for 20 minutes until they could get him out.
The actions of the crew and passengers were crucial to save his life.
DPA, EFE AND AP