NewsOpposition leader Alexei Navalny’s sudden death sparks global condolences, while Kremlin suppresses memorials

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s sudden death sparks global condolences, while Kremlin suppresses memorials

"Death of Alexei Navalny. First arrests in Moscow."
"Death of Alexei Navalny. First arrests in Moscow."
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3:05 PM EST, February 16, 2024
The sudden and mysterious death of 47-year-old opposition leader Alexei Navalny has shocked the world today (February 16). He is reported to have fainted during a walk.
There are also some unofficial reports about the cause of his death. RT, a Russian propaganda channel, announced that the cause of death was a blood clot, a theory which Navalny's doctor strongly disagreed with.
People worldwide are sending their condolences to the departed politician's family. Russians are also spontaneously lighting candles or laying flowers across the country in a display of solidarity.

However, any commemoration for Vladimir Putin's fiercest opponent is quickly suppressed. As reported by Jay in Kyiv on his Twitter profile, the first arrests have already occurred.

Spontaneous memorials dedicated to Navalny are appearing in various Russian cities. Residents of Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Izhevsk, Komi, Syktyvkar, Tomsk, and Kazan, among other cities, are bringing candles, flowers, and photos of the politician, as reported in a post by the Nexta Agency on their Twitter platform.

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