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The burial of Alexei Navalny, a prominent opponent of Putin

The burial of Alexei Navalny, a prominent opponent of Putin

The body of Alexei Navalny, the leader of the opposition and a staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was buried in Moscow.According to Reuters, Mr. Navalny’s body was buried in the presence of his parents in a cemetery near his residence in Moscow.According to this media report, despite the large presence of the police, thousands of supporters of Mr. Navalny were present in the church where his body was buried and in the cemetery.Reuters reported that among the large crowd of funeral mourners for Mr. Navalny, many held bouquets of flowers and some carried slogans such as “Russia will be free,” “Russia without Putin” and “We will not forgive.”​