Alexei Navalny announces he can now walk with a ‘tremble’


Alexei Navalny, Russia’s leading opposition figure, revealed on Saturday that he is now able to walk following his suspected poisoning with Novichok nerve agent. The Putin critic posted a photograph to Instagram of himself walking down the stairs, captioning it that he could now walk with a “tremble”. “Quite recently, I did not recognize people and did not understand how to talk,” Navalny wrote. “Every morning the doctor came to me and said: Alexey, I brought aboard, let’s figure out which word we can write on it. This drove me to despair because although I understood in general what the doctor wanted, I did not understand where to get the words from. “Now I’m a guy whose legs are shaking when he walks up the stairs, but this guy thinks: ‘Oh, this is a staircase! People get up on these. Perhaps we should look for an elevator.’ And before, I would have just stood there and stared at it blankly,” the post added.

Johnny Thompson

Johnny Thompson is a senior reporter for Generator Research in Los Angeles, reporting on technology, business, finances, and more. He previously worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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