Mourners protest Putin’s warfare close to Navalny’s grave | EUROtoday

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Many of the mourners have been cautious of speaking to reporters or figuring out themselves in gentle of Russia’s draconian regulation in opposition to dissent.

Those who did discuss spoke about how a lot Mr Navalny’s work meant for them.

“It’s a huge loss,” Svetlana Petrova instructed AP.

“I’m offering my deep condolences to his mother, his wife and children because not everyone can bear what they had to bear.”

Navalny supporters additionally travelled from elsewhere to say their goodbyes.

“For everyone who is here, those who can’t be here and those who were too afraid to come, Alexei was the person who not only gave his life fighting for something – he gave his life fighting for us,” Nadezhda Ivanova, who travelled from Russia’s westernmost metropolis of Kaliningrad, stated.

“This man is a hero for our country. We will not forget him and we will not forget what [the government] did to him.”