Moscow says goodbye to Russian opponent Alexei Navalny today, March 1, 2024

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The funeral will take place at 2:00 PM (local time, 12:00 noon in the Basque Country), under the watchful eye of the Kremlin. Since yesterday, both the church and the cemetery have been equipped with important police equipment and metal fences.

Moscow will say goodbye to the late opposition leader today, Friday, Alexei Navalny, under the watchful eye of the authorities who have strengthened security at the politician’s farewell locations. The opponent died on February 16 while serving a 30-year prison sentence in an Arctic Circle prison.

The funeral will take place at 2:00 PM (local time, 12:00 in Euskal Herria) in the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God, located in the Mariino district (southeast of the city). The burning chapel will be installed there and once the funeral is over, Navalny will be buried at the Borisov Cemetery, in the same area (2 p.m. in the Basque Country).

Since yesterday, both the church and the cemetery have been equipped with important police equipment and metal fences. In addition, several surveillance cameras and other devices that can serve as signal inhibitors for the internet and mobile phones have been placed on the cemetery’s lampposts.

The opposition team has been reporting for a few days now obstacles to organizing the funeral. First, all funeral homes refused to provide funerals. Then there were difficulties in agreeing on the date of the burial, because “not a single person was available to dig a grave” on February 29, a date chosen by the family to coincide with the state of the nation which was given on Thursday. of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now, Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmish has revealed that there are obstacles to the transfer of the politician’s body to the church.

The Kremlin has since denied such pressure. “The Kremlin has nothing to do with this. Of course, the Kremlin cannot exert pressure. This is another absurd statement by his supporters,” said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, appeared before the Russian Federal Assembly yesterday. During his speech, he warned NATO that the consequences of sending troops to Ukraine would be “tragic.”

Putin warns NATO that the consequences of sending troops to Ukraine would be ‘tragic’

Putin warns NATO that the consequences of sending troops to Ukraine would be 'tragic'
Putin warns NATO that the consequences of sending troops to Ukraine would be ‘tragic’


Navalni’s widow fears arrests will be made at the funeral

Navalni’s widow, Julia Navalnayaappeared on Wednesday in the European Chamber. Navalnaya claimed that her late husband’s body was “corrupt” and that he was tortured for three years on Putin’s orders.

She also warned that they still do not know whether police will arrest “those who come to say their last goodbyes” to her husband. Finally, she believed that the Russian president “must be responsible for what he did to Russia, Ukraine and Navalny.” .”.


Navalnaya, in the European Parliament.  EFE

Source: EITB

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