Putin critic Alexei Navalny leaves jail

Cheryl Sanders
October 22, 2017

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after 20 days in detention for unauthorized protest.

Navalny posted a photo of himself on Instagram which he captioned with a short summary of what he had done while in prison and announcing another rally scheduled for Sunday night, reports Efe news.

Navalny, who plans to run for president against Putin in next March's election, has repeatedly served jail terms connected to rallies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will retaliate if the United States takes measures against Kremlin-controlled media group RT.

"Unfortunately, our Western partners, having divided the USSR's geopolitical legacy, were certain of their own incontestable righteousness having declared themselves the victors of the 'Cold War, '" said Putin.

Despite Navalny's imprisonment, opposition protesters came out in force across Russian Federation on Oc.

He also hailed the Russian President for underscoring the role of the United Nations, as an organization tasked with maintaining global stability and order.

It is not the first time this year that Mr Navalny has been detained for organising unauthorised anti-Putin protests.

Speaking to Russian media past year the actor said: 'Your President Vladimir Putin seems like a calm, collected, mature politician, and someone who always has a plan'.

"After losing the election to Trump, they have put all the blame on Russia and engaged in a frenzied anti-Russian hysteria", he said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The socialite and fashion icon posted a video on YouTube arguing that Russian Federation has grown exhausted of its current political elite and needs a change.

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