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Graphic shows location of the funeral.


Opposition politician Alexei Navalny to be buried in Moscow

By Jordi Bou

March 1, 2024 - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is to be buried in Moscow, two weeks after his sudden death in an Arctic prison colony.

Kira Yarmysh, Navalny’s spokesperson, posted on X that a service for Navalny would be held on Friday at 14:00 (11:00GMT) in the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God, in the Moscow district of Maryino where Navalny used to live.

The burial would take place at 16:00 (13:00GMT) at the Borisovskoye Cemetery, which is located on the other side of the Moskva River to the south.

The Russian authorities claim Navalny, Putin’s most formidable domestic opponent, fell unconscious and died after a walk at the “Polar Wolf” Arctic penal colony. Navalny’s death certificate, according to supporters, said he died of natural causes.

Since Navalny's death at a notorious penal colony in the Arctic Circle on 16 February, some 400 people have been arrested across Russia after laying flowers for him.

PUBLISHED: 28/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Google Earth