Russia: Alexei Navalny buried in Moscow beneath police presence

Russia: Alexei Navalny buried in Moscow beneath police presence

A coffin of Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny is carried to the Borisovskoye Cemetery in the course of the funeral ceremony, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2024
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Underneath a heavy police presence, hundreds of individuals bade farewell Friday to Alexei Navalny at his funeral in Moscow after his demise two weeks in the past in an Arctic penal colony.

As his coffin was faraway from the hearse and brought contained in the church, the gang ready exterior broke into respectful applause after which chanted: “Navalny! Navalny!”

After the quick funeral, hundreds marched from the Church of the Icon of the Mom of God Soothe My Sorrows to the close by Borisovskoye Cemetery, the place police have been additionally out in power for the burial.

With the casket open, Navalny’s dad and mom and others stroked and kissed his physique.

In the meantime, a big crowd of supporters gathered on the gates of the cemetery, chanting: “Allow us to in to say say goodbye!”

The coffin was then lowered into the bottom, allies stated.

Russian authorities nonetheless haven’t introduced the reason for demise for Navalny, who was 47.

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