Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Posts Photo from Hospital Bed

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    September 16, 2020 08:16

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny published a photo of himself in a Berlin hospital bed Tuesday as he recovers from a nerve agent poisoning last month in Siberia.

    Navalny, surrounded by his family as he sat up in bed, said he was pleased to be able to breathe independently. "I miss you all," Navalny wrote in the post on Instagram. "I can still hardly do anything, but yesterday I could breath all day on my own."

    Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his family members pose for a picture at Charite hospital in Berlin, Germany, in this undated image obtained from social media on Sept. 15, 2020. /Reuters

    It is the first publicly shared image of Navalny since he was airlifted to Berlin's Charite Hospital two days after becoming sick during a flight in Russia on Aug. 20.

    Navalny's spokeswoman confirmed shortly after the photo's posting that the 44-year-old planned to return to Russia.

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