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Monday 19, February

Hundreds protest outside Russian embassy after Navalny’s death

Since the death of Alexei Navalny was announced on Friday, protesters have gathered outside Berlin's Russian Embassy in protest.

Photo: IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Monday 19, February

Hundreds protest outside Russian embassy after Navalny’s death

Over the weekends, hundreds gathered outside the Russian embassy on Unter den Linden to commemorate the death of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Organised by the Free Navalny campaign, the protest targeted Putin’s leadership and Russia’s war against Ukraine, reported rbb.

On Friday, Russian authorities announced the death of 47-year-old Navalny, who was being held in a Russian prison camp. Considered one of President Vladamir Putin’s biggest political enemies, Navalny was serving a 19-year sentence in a prison camp in the Arctic Circle on charges including extremism.

Back in 2020, Navalny spent over a month at Berlin’s Charité hospital after being poisoned. In September of that year, German officials announced that were was “unequivocal proof” that the opposition politician had been poisoned with a Soviet-era Novichock chemical nerve agent.