Russian dissident Alexei Navalny on Tuesday posted a photograph of himself in a German hospital bed surrounded by family members – looking gaunt as he recovers from being poisoned.
“Hi, this is Navalny. I miss you,” Navalny wrote in Russian on Instagram, adding that he still can’t do anything – but managed to breathe by himself all day Monday.
“I did not use any outside help, not even the simplest valve in my throat. I liked it very much,” he told his followers from Berlin’s Charite hospital while surrounded by his wife and other relatives.
On Monday, the Kremlin critic — who fell deathly ill after drinking alleged poisoned tea at a Siberian airport on his way to Moscow last month — vowed to return to Russia as soon as he is recovered.
“He’s not planning to go into exile in Germany,” a top German security officer told The New York Times. “He wants to go home to Russia,