Russia is NOT America….
Russian President Putin OWNS the place….
Aleksei A. Navalny is trying to displace his countries leader….
He’s been arrested….
Got better …
He just got off a plane in Moscow….
He was arrested again….
The only thing he has going for him is the media….
Oh, and some Russians that are on Navalny’s side of things….
Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who recuperated in Germany from a near-deadly poisoning, returned to Moscow on Sunday and was arrested shortly after leaving his plane.
The arrest of Mr. Navalny could set off an international backlash and protests at home. He has accused the Kremlin of trying to murder him in YouTube videos viewed more than 40 million times.
Russia’s penitentiary service, which has said that Mr. Navalny was wanted for violating the terms of a prior suspended sentence, released a statement saying that he had been detained pending a court hearing.
Mr. Navalny was detained at passport control at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow by police officers in black surgical-type masks. Video footage from the scene showed him embracing his wife just before he was led away.
His spokeswoman said his lawyer was not allowed to go with him. “Aleksei has been taken away by police officers at the border. Without an explanation why,” the spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh, posted on Twitter. “They did not let his lawyer accompany him because she had ‘crossed the border’ a second earlier.”
Before he was detained at passport control, Mr. Navalny gave an impromptu statement to journalists. He stood in the transit area of the airport’s Terminal D, before a lit-up screen showing a photo of the Kremlin, and apologized to air travelers inconvenienced by the air-traffic tumult surrounding his arrival.
“I am not afraid,” he said in remarks carried by Russian news media livestreams from the scene. “I know that I am right. I know all the criminal cases against me are fabricated.”…
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