Thousands at Navalny's funeral in Moscow. Crowd outside church shouts “Russia will be free”


By John

Alexei Navalny's coffin arrived this morning at the Moscow church where the funeral took place. The hundreds of people gathered outside applauded.

The crowd gathered outside the Moscow church where the funeral took place chanted 'Navalny, Navalny' in homage to the Russian opponent.

Navalny was buried at the Borisovskoye cemetery

Alexei Navalny was buried at Borisovskoye Cemetery. Only family members were admitted to the ceremony.

At least 2-3,000 people attended Navalny's funeral

Outside the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, where the funeral of Alexei Navalny took place, at least 2-3 thousand people were present. This was reported by local journalistic sources. The crowd waited outside the church and in the surrounding streets as only a few people other than family members were allowed into the church.

Yulia Navalnaya: 'I will try to make you proud, I love you'

Alexei Navalny's widow, Yulia Navalnaya, who lives abroad and was not at the funeral today, published a farewell message to her husband on X with a video of their life together. “Thank you for 26 years of absolute happiness. Yes, even for the last three years of happiness. For the love, for always supporting me, for making me laugh even from prison, for the fact that you always thought of me. I don't know how to live without of you, but I will try to make you up there happy for me and proud of me. I don't know if I can handle it or not, but I will try. I will love you forever. Rest in peace.”