Navalny leaves Berlin on flight to Moscow, despite threat of arrest

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny on Sunday left Berlin on a flight to Moscow, where authorities have threatened to arrest him upon arrival. Russian security forces detained several of Navalny’s supporters at the Vnukovo airport near Moscow ahead of his arrival, according to a dpa reporter on the scene. Those detained include a close collaborator of Navalny, lawyer Lyubov Sobol, and several activists. Uniformed officers pushed back people who came to the airport to welcome Navalny. He was expected to arrive at 7:20 pm (1620 GMT) together with his wife Yulia Navalnaya, his staff and other activi…

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