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8 Pages – Funeral for Navalny

It was on Friday
funeral for the Russian politician
Alexei Navalny.
The funeral was in Russia
capital Moscow.

The leaders in Russia had warned people
to attend the funeral.
But over a thousand people
had gathered near the church
and the cemetery.

When the coffin arrived, people shouted
Alexei Navalny’s name.

– He was the only one I trusted.
I dreamed that he
would become the new leader.
This is a sadness for me
and for Russia, said one person.

Police officers were on the scene.
They made sure that people
did not go in front of the fence
that they set up.

Alexei Navalny’s parents
was at the funeral.
It was also Sweden’s ambassador
in Russia.

But there are data
about that several people
who are opposed to Russia’s leaders
were stopped and arrested by the police.
They were not allowed to go to the funeral.


  • Alexei Navalny was 47 years old.
  • He was leader Putin’s biggest opponent.
  • He has been punished with imprisonment several times.
  • He had an organization that
    among other things exposed politicians
    who cheated with money.
  • The year 2020 was Alexei Navalny
    poisoned with the poison novitjok.
    Then he was close to death.
  • A survey showed
    that they were Russian agents
    who tried to kill him.
    Navalny recovered
    after receiving treatment in Germany.
  • In 2021, he returned to Russia.
    He wanted to continue his opposition to Putin.
    But he was immediately taken by the police.
  • Navalny was punished with
    several years in prison.
    The most recent sentence was 19 years.
  • Two weeks ago the news came
    that Navalny died in prison.
    It is not clear why he died.
  • Navalny’s family, associates
    and many leaders in the world
    saying it’s Putin and his government
    who are responsible for Navalny’s death.

A picture of Alexei Navalny from the year 2019. Photo: AP/TT

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