Kremlin critic Navalny posts picture with family from hospital

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

September 15, 2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a picture from hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, with the message that he was now able to breathe independently following his suspected poisoning last month.

“Hi, this is Navalny. I miss you all,” he wrote in the caption to his Instagram followers. “I can still hardly do anything, but yesterday I could breathe all day on my own. Actually on my own.”

(This story corrects translation of Navalny quote)

(Reporting by Anton Zverev; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)