Memoir by dead Putin critic Alexei Navalny to be published in October

A memoir written by Alexei Navalny, a noted critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who died in a Russian prison in February, will be published on Oct. 22.

The memoir, Patriot, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf and will print half a million copies, according to a report by the New York Times. Navalny started work on the memoir in 2020, and it will cover “his youth, his rise as a political activist, his marriage and family, his political career as an opposition leader, and the attempts on his life and attacks on those close to him,” according to the report.

“This book is a testament not only to Alexei’s life, but to his unwavering commitment to the fight against dictatorship — a fight he gave everything for, including his life,” Navalny’s widow,
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