Alexey Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and outspoken Kremlin critic, returned to Moscow on Sunday and was immediately detained.
Navalny survived an attempt on his life when he was poisoned months ago. A stunning investigation last month reported that he had been trailed by an FSB unit for a long period of time.
In an interview a few months ago, when asked if he would go back to Russia, Navalny said, “Of course I’m going back. If I don’t, that will be the ideal outcome for them. They’d love to have me as just another political émigré.”
Navalny flew back to Moscow on Sunday and was summarily detained.
The moment Alexei Navalny was detained at passport control in