Navalny’s funeral today. The police are preparing

Navalny’s funeral today.  The police are preparing


In Moscow, the Borysovsky cemetery and the “Soothe my sorrows” church, where today, March 1, the farewell to the opposition politician Alexei Navalny will be held, are under increased security.

Early in the morning, at least forty police cars of different sizes gathered near the church, from cars to special buses, metal fences were installed along the road, and riot police were on duty, writes “Sota”. Policemen on horses are on duty in the park near the cemetery.

Fences are on the way from the Maryino metro station to the Borysovsky cemetery, including along the Brateevsky bridge, Mediazona reports. The police check the documents and personal belongings of passers-by on both banks of the river. Cars drive to the temple.

Internet problems appeared in the vicinity of the church. Earlier, The Insider reported that an antenna was installed next to it for the communication of representatives of the special services. On the correspondent’s question, “What, will they jam?” the worker installing the antenna replied: “That’s up to you.”

On the way out of Voronezh, four people were detained, including the coordinator of the local headquarters, Boris Nadezhdin. They went to Navalny’s funeral, writes SotaVision. “OVD-Info” published instructions on what to do if you were detained at a funeral.

By 11 a.m. Moscow time, a large line had already gathered at the “Soothe My Sorrow” church, and there were many policemen on the territory.

“Sota” drew attention to the fact that a site has appeared on the Internet where you can light a candle in memory of Alexei Navalny. 250 thousand candles are already burning.

Navalny’s team plans to broadcast live from the funeral. It will start at 12:00 Moscow time.

The security of the Moscow territories in connection with Navalny’s funeral began to be strengthened the day before. Already yesterday, police patrols were on duty near the cemetery and at the Borisovo metro station. Outdoor surveillance cameras were installed along the perimeter, on street lighting poles, and metal fences were prepared, RusNews reported.

Policemen were on duty at the entrance to the cemetery, checking the passports of those wishing to enter the cemetery and asking them about the purpose of their visit, the telegram channel “We can explain” wrote. The police searched personal belongings in order to “prevent terrorist operations.”

Farewell to Alexei Navalny will be held in the church of the icon of the Mother of God “Soothe my sorrow” in the Maryino district of Moscow, where the politician lived.

The body of Alexei Navalny was given to his mother Lyudmila last Saturday, February 24. Before that, he was not released to his relatives for several days. Lyudmila Navalnaya reported that the Investigative Committee gave her an ultimatum: either she agrees to the secret funeral of her son without a public farewell, or Navalny will be buried directly in the colony.

  • Alexey Navalny died on February 16 in the special regime colony “Polar Wolf” in the village of Harp, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. In the conclusion about his death, it is said that the politician died of natural causes. No other details are provided. A few days before Navalny’s death, he was sent to a detention center for the 27th time. Supporters of the politician believe that he was killed. Widow politician Yulia promised to continue her husband’s business.


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