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

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has left Berlin on a flight to Moscow, where authorities have threatened to arrest him upon arrival. The Kremlin critic is flying home after spending five months in Germany, where he received emergency medical treatment following his poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok. A throng of media had gathered at the airport outside of the German capital ahead of Navalny’s commercial flight with Russian airline Pobeda. Members of the media were also on board the plane. A dpa reporter saw the 44-year-old walking down the airport jetway and on to the plane, which depar…

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