Navalny says he feels ‘pride and hope’ over protests against his detention
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday he feels “pride and hope” over a swarm of protests against his detention.
Navalny in an Instagram post touted demonstrators as Russia’s “salvation” as protests seeking to free the leader of the opposition movement to President Vladimir Putin escalate.
“People are marching in the street. It means they know and understand everything,” said Navalny. “They won’t give up their future, the future of their children, their country. Yes, it will be difficult and dark for some time. But those pulling Russia back historically are doomed. There are more of us in any case.”