Thousands attend Navalny's funeral, sparking detentions and controversy

The Associated Press March 2, 2024, 07:00 PM UTC

Summary: Thousands attended Alexei Navalny's funeral in Moscow, with mourners including his mother and mother-in-law. Police presence was heavy but calm. Spontaneous memorials were destroyed in several Russian cities. At least 106 people were detained at events across Russia. Navalny's widow, Yulia, was not seen at the funeral. His body's release was a battle with authorities. Many Western leaders blamed his death on Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a claim the Kremlin rejected.

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