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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Detained Upon Return to Russia

Updated: Jan 18, 2021

What Happened:

  • On Sunday, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was detained by police upon his return to Russia. He was traveling with his wife.

  • Navalny was returning from Germany to Russia for the first time after having been poisoned with the military grade nerve agent Novichok, 5 months ago.

  • Before he was detained, Navalny told journalists that “This is the best day in the past five months. Everyone is asking me if I’m scared. I am not afraid. I feel completely fine walking towards the border control.”

  • Navalny is an extremely vocal critic of the Kremlin and Putin. The Russian Security Service FSB was implicated in his poisoning, however Russia has denied any involvement.

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Photo Source: Evgeny Feldman

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