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AAlexei Navalny's political legacy continues to trigger controversy, and on the similar time the Kremlin is attempting to hide the circumstances of the opposition determine's dying. The propaganda broadcaster RT first reported that he had died of a blood clot. Zargrad, one other propaganda outlet, then speculated that the clot was as a result of Pfizer vaccine, with which Navalnyj had been vaccinated 5 occasions. However, his spouse Julia, who was vaccinated with Sputnik, is doing properly.

Too good, says Putin's former placeholder Medvedev: “Look at the smiling, happy face of Navalnyj's widow. You get the feeling that she has been waiting all these years for this event to begin her political life.” While Navalnyj's widow is being shot at from all cannons and he or she is being blamed for his dying with weird insinuations, Navalnyj's mom has to, after the The official, no much less absurd explanation for dying, “sudden death syndrome,” was decided to struggle for the physique to be returned.

This textual content comes from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

This reminds Navalny's sympathizers of nice literature. Like Antigone, the mom fights for her brother's burial. The useless man himself is usually portrayed because the dragon slayer Lancelot, typically because the Messiah; many write that with out him they’d have misplaced hope for “the beautiful Russia of the future.” The canonization goes too far even for some Russian opponents of the regime, however anybody who takes a crucial take a look at Navalny's legacy leaves themselves susceptible. A widely known author in contrast his dying to the Savior's dying on the cross and mocked that those that criticized Navalny for his return to Russia wished that Jesus had most popular to construct a hospital.

Some view him critically

What the exaggerated metaphor obscures: The murdered opposition politician leaves no nice concept behind. His “beautiful Russia of the future” is similar Russia, solely with out Putin and with free elections. This has been understood in Russia's neighboring international locations. Navalny was additionally unpopular there; and gestures of mourning by Russian exiles are undoubtedly perceived as disrespectful. In Kazakhstan, for instance, a laying of flowers in Astana on the monument to the victims of political repression precipitated criticism – Navalnyj had repeatedly made derogatory feedback in regards to the peoples of Central Asia and advocated deportations, entry restrictions and different technique of repression. In Georgia, individuals haven’t forgotten how in 2008 he mocked Putin as too smooth and known as for cruise missiles on Tbilisi and deportations of Georgian residents.

He solely acknowledged Ukraine's territorial integrity after the full-scale invasion had begun, when he was already in custody. And when opposition Russians now declare Yulia Navalnyj the brand new Holy Princess Olga, Ukrainians understand this as one other Russian assault on their historical past: the tenth century ruler of Kiev took revenge on the neighboring Drewlan tribe for the dying of her husband Ihor and burned their capital Iskorosten settled, as we speak's Ukrainian Korosten.

In Germany, Navalny is seen fairly positively. Here too, Russian exiles made a pretend pas. One initiative needs to call a bit of avenue subsequent to Russia's embassy after Navalny. They argue with certainly one of his court docket speeches during which he mentioned he thought of the warfare to be “fratricidal” and that the Kremlin gang was killing to steal. In doing so, they inadvertently draw consideration to Navalnyj's imperial selection of phrases, however above all to the truth that the previous ultranationalist failed to acknowledge the aggressive, imperialist character of the regime till the very finish. He additionally inspired the deadly misjudgment within the West. Because when Russia's rulers have been seen critically there, it was often by the eyes of the Russian opposition.