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Kremlin critic Navalny heads home to Russia

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Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny departed from Germany on Sunday to return to Russia, where he faces the threat of arrest, after recovering from his poisoning in August with a nerve agent.

Navalny, who announced on Wednesday that he planned to return, said he was “very happy” as he boarded a plane in Berlin bound for Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport.

It remains to be seen what reception awaits him in Moscow. On Thursday, Russia’s prison service said that he faces immediate arrest once he returns.

Full report at the AP: Link

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quiXilver

Do they have some of his family?  Why go back? 

I'm stunned he'd willingly return if not being heavily coerced by some leverage.

They already tried to kill you and have openly threatened your freedom mate...

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Jon the frog
2 hours ago, quiXilver said:

Do they have some of his family?  Why go back? 

I'm stunned he'd willingly return if not being heavily coerced by some leverage.

They already tried to kill you and have openly threatened your freedom mate...

He could have died a number of times during is numerous arrestation if Russia would want him dead. Why using some exotic chemical when a couple of drops of fentanyl would have done the job neat and sweet... It look like a good political smoke show to make Russia look bad.

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Eldorado

A number of prominent Russian opposition activists have been arrested at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport where they gathered to greet Alexey Navalny, who is returning to Russia from Germany after recovering from an alleged poisoning.

Lyubov Sobol and Ruslan Shaveddinov from Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) were detained at one of the cafes inside the airport, on Sunday, along with activist Konstantin Kotov. The reason for their arrests currently remains undisclosed.

https://www.rt.com/russia/512803-navalny-sobol-airport-arrest/

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Eldorado

The United States and several European governments have demanded the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny from Russian detention.

BBC report

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Eldorado

Putin critic urges Russians to 'take to the streets' after 30-day detainment order

International leaders have condemned Moscow for arresting Alexei Navalny after he landed in Russia on Sunday.

https://news.sky.com/story/alexei-navalny-putin-critic-urges-russians-to-take-to-the-streets-after-30-day-detainment-order-12191270

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aztek
6 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Putin critic urges Russians to 'take to the streets' after 30-day detainment order

International leaders have condemned Moscow for arresting Alexei Navalny after he landed in Russia on Sunday.

https://news.sky.com/story/alexei-navalny-putin-critic-urges-russians-to-take-to-the-streets-after-30-day-detainment-order-12191270

isn't incitement of violence, something we very much oppose to lately?

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The United States and several EU countries criticized the detention of politician Alexei Navalny at Sheremetyevo airport and demanded that the Russian authorities release him immediately. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova, in response, called on foreign diplomats to "respect international law, not encroach on the national legislation of sovereign states and tackle problems in your own country."

https://meduza.io/news/2021/01/18/ssha-i-strany-evrosoyuza-prizvali-osvobodit-navalnogo-mid-rossii-v-otvet-posovetoval-zanyatsya-sobstvennymi-problemami?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=main&fbclid=IwAR3JHGkBBuVuucfVo6rbPjNPPCGtn8hdfifvVdTm74KmFuEzzEzS94nS3E8

so basically Russian  gvmnt says FRACK OFF.  

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Eldorado

Even in a Moscow jail, Alexei Navalny is dangerous to Putin

theguardian

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused President Vladimir Putin of using fraudulently obtained funds to build an opulent billion-dollar estate in an investigation published Tuesday, after authorities jailed him on charges he says are politically motivated.

moscowtimes

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Hammerclaw

Got to admire his guts; he went back to the garden and let the soldiers come for him.

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Eldorado

A video investigation by Russia's leading opposition figure that claims President Vladimir Putin spent illicit funds on an extravagant Black Sea palace has reached more than 20 million people within a day of publication.

Alexei Navalny's team released it after he was jailed on his return to Moscow.

The investigation alleges the property cost £1bn ($1.37bn) and was paid for "with the largest bribe in history".

bbc

2hrs, with English subtitles

 

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Eldorado

Moscow has demanded the popular video-sharing app TikTok stop distributing videos that encourage minors to participate in illegal protests. The move comes after the app was flooded with videos advertising upcoming demonstrations.

Large-scale marches are being arranged by supporters of the jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny, who has called for people to take to the streets to demand his release from custody.

RT news: Link

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Eldorado

Russian police have detained close aides of the jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, whose fans have flooded social media with calls to rally in support of him on Saturday.

Moscow police say any unauthorised demonstrations and provocations will be "immediately suppressed".

BBC

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Eldorado

Hundreds of people have been detained, according to a monitoring group, as a series of demonstrations in support of jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny begins across Russia.

The gatherings, which police have declared illegal, are the first by Mr Navalny's supporters since he was arrested last weekend on his return to Moscow, after spending five months in Germany recovering from novichok poisoning.

More than 200 people have been detained across Russia because of the protests, according to monitoring group OVD-INFO, and there have been scuffles in the southeastern city of Khabarovsk, the location for one of up to 70 marches this weekend.

Full report at Sky news: Link

 

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aztek

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Eldorado

Putin’s Popularity Slumps As Navalny Calls Fresh Protests

bloomberg

Key allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were placed under house arrest ahead of new rallies, as Russian authorities warned Friday that protesters could face charges of taking part in "mass unrest."

moscowtimes

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kartikg
On 1/17/2021 at 10:11 PM, quiXilver said:

Do they have some of his family?  Why go back? 

I'm stunned he'd willingly return if not being heavily coerced by some leverage.

They already tried to kill you and have openly threatened your freedom mate...

The urge to become hero and their ego makes them return, political leaders really don't care about people, for them this is one way to take power. 

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quiXilver

As I've thought more about all the aspects of his life and what's driving this decision, all that I've never been privvy to... perhaps due to what he's witnessed, he's willing to give both his freedom and his life, to make a statement and become a symbol for a growing resistance.  Whatever is going on, his fortitude is remarkable.

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itsnotoutthere
On 1/23/2021 at 8:53 PM, Eldorado said:

 

'Protests'!!! Funny, when it happens in America they call it insurrection. 

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