LifestyleJulia Navalna vows to continue Navalny's fight after the election in Russia

Julia Navalna vows to continue Navalny's fight after the election in Russia

The widow of Nawalny spoke out after the vote.
The widow of Nawalny spoke out after the vote.
Images source: © Instagram | yulia_navalnaya
4:23 AM EDT, March 18, 2024

Julia Navalna posted a photo on Instagram, capturing a heartfelt moment with people who had gathered outside the Russian embassy in Berlin, eager to cast their votes in the presidential elections. She expressed her gratitude to these supporters and vowed to continue her relentless fight.

The presidential elections in Russia wrapped up on Sunday, with Vladimir Putin clinching victory. According to the information released by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation's official site, Putin garnered over 87 percent of the vote.

Julia Navalna, whose late husband, the prominent Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, passed away in February, also participated in the voting process. Media outlets reported that she honored her husband by writing his name on her ballot.

Nawalna expresses gratitude to her supporters

Following her vote, Navalna shared a photograph on Instagram, showcasing herself amongst a group of individuals lined up outside the Russian embassy in Berlin, eager to partake in the electoral process. Dressed in mourning black, she is seen against a backdrop of a lengthy queue, with the cheerful crowd smiling and waving at the camera.

Navalna extended her heartfelt thanks to those who stood by her that day. "Thank you very much, wonderful. The best people stood with me today from 6 AM for 6 hours shoulder to shoulder in line at the polling station. Thank you for coming - we cried, we laughed. Thank you for endlessly shouting 'Julia, we're with you' and 'Navalny,'" - she shared.

Navalny's widow vows to carry on his legacy

Continuing her message, Navalna reached out to all who had voted, reaffirming her prior commitments to carry on her late husband's endeavors.

"Actually (...) it's not me for you, but you give me hope that not everything is in vain, that we will fight again. Thank you to everyone who showed up in every city around the globe. You are my pillar of strength. I cherish each one of you deeply," Navalna emphasized.

Alexei Navalny's death on February 16, 2024, in a Russian penal colony and his subsequent funeral on March 1 in Moscow drew large crowds. People gathered to mourn, chanting slogans like "Navalny", "peace to his soul", and "hero".

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