17 January 2021

At Moscow airport an absurd, and fruitless, wait for Navalny - France 24


Gathered at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Sunday to welcome home Russia's top opposition figure Alexei Navalny, several hundred supporters waited in an atmosphere that was anxious, sometimes tense and often absurd. And in the end Navalny never even showed up. The chief Kremlin critic's plane had been due to land at Vnukovo from Berlin but was eventually diverted to Moscow's main international airport Sheremetyevo, where he was quickly detained by police. In the days and hours leading up to his [...]