Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny returning to Russia despite poisoning, jail threat

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny returning to Russia despite poisoning, jail threat


Poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny announced Wednesday that he would soon fly home to Russia — defying the assassination plot and threats to throw him behind bars.

The main opposition leader to President Vladimir Putin announced on social media that he has bought tickets for a flight home Sunday.

“Come meet me,” he teased Russian officials, adding a winking emoji.

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Navalny, 44, insisted he never questioned returning from his rehabilitation in Germany, even though he had arrived there in a coma in August after being poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.

“It was not my choice to come to Germany… I ended up here because they tried to kill me,” he said in an Instagram video, according to a translation by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

“Russia is my country, Moscow is my city. I miss them,” he said of his homeland.

Once again blaming Putin for ordering his poisoning, Navalny also blamed the president for demanding his imprisonment if

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