“I will continue to fight for our country. I ask you to share the fury with me”. Navalny’s wife vows to continue his work

By admin - February 19, 2024 The Independent Barents Observer
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Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of the Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, made a video address announcing she is going to continue her husband’s work: 

“I invite you to stand next to me, share not only grief and endless pain, which envelops us and does not let go. I ask you to share rage. Rage, anger, hatred for those who dared to kill our future. I address you with the words of Alexei, in which I believe. It’s not a shame to do little, it’s a shame to do nothing. It’s a shame to let yourself be intimidated.” 

 

Yulia spoke in front of the camera with tears in her eyes. She also added, that soon she and her team will share the details of her husband’s death: 

“We know exactly why Putin killed Aleksei three days ago. We’ll tell you about it soon. We will find out who exactly and how exactly committed this crime. We will expose the names and show faces. But the main thing we can do for Aleksei and for ourselves is to continue to fight”.

 

Yulia also mentioned “Novichok” poison as the possible reason why her husband’s body still hasn’t been given to the family

“Vile and cowardly, they are now hiding his body, they don’t show it to his mother, don’t give it away, and pathetically lie and wait when the traces of yet another Putin’s “Novichok” disappear”.

 

Since Yulia’s decision was announced, her Twitter page has gained thousands of followers. On the morning of February 20, a day since the video was published on Aleksei Navalny’s YouTube channel, it has been viewed more than five million times.    

Alexei Navalny was a prominent Russian opposition politician, especially known for conducting the high-level anti-corruption investigations in the country.  

On Friday, February 16, 2024, Russian prison services reported that the opposition politician died in the remote Arctic prison camp of Kharp.

According to prison services in the far northern Yamal-Nenets region, Navalny started to feel bad after a walk in the prison yard. He fell unconscious and was provided medical aid, the Russian authority informs.

People all over the world, including Kirkenes, Arctic Norway, mourn the death of Aleksei Navalny and are laying flowers in his memory. ¨

*The article was updated on Feb 20 at 10:27 to add information about the number of views Yulia Navalnaya’s video has got.