16 Feb 2024

Putin critic Alexei Navalny dies in Siberian jail, says Russia

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Alexei Navalny “was so many things Putin was not: brave, principled and dedicated to building a Russia where the rule of law existed” – the words of President Biden on Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, whose death was announced today.

Navalny, who had been challenging the rule of Vladimir Putin for years, had been in prison since 2021.