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MOSCOW, 17 January 2021

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni will return to Moscow this Sunday afternoon, five months after surviving a poisoning of which he has accused the Russian secret service, and is exposed to end up arrested as soon as he set foot in his native land.

Navalni, 44, is scheduled to take a flight with the Russian airline Pobeda from the new airport in Berlin and will land at the Vnukovo airport in the Russian capital at around 5:20 p.m. Spanish peninsular time.

The opponent has asked his followers to meet him there despite the fact that the Moscow Prosecutor’s office has warned against unauthorized demonstrations taking place at the airport facilities.

Navalni has recovered since August in Germany from what, according to international agencies, was an assassination attempt with the nerve agent Novichok.

The dissident has reiterated on several occasions his intention to return to Russia as soon as possible, considering that he never left his homeland of his own free will. “I arrived in Germany in a resuscitation box,” he declared at the time.

The Berlin hospital de la Charité announced on September 23 that Navalny had been discharged after his condition “improved sufficiently”, while laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden determined that Navalny was poisoned with the nerve agent.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected Navalni’s accusations, while the country’s authorities have increased pressure on the activist in recent days after revealing on Tuesday that he could face more jail time for violating the rules of his freedom. conditional, derived from a conviction in 2014.


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