Alexei Navalny posted a detailed post from prison on Facebook. The convicted Kremlin opponent described how he had to sit under Putin’s portrait for hours.

Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny, who has just been sentenced to nine years in prison, says he was transferred to a prison camp with tougher conditions than before. From Penal Colony 6 in Melekhovo near the city of Kovrov, the Russian opposition leader reported on Facebook and described his prison conditions.

He described his situation as having to sit on a wooden bench under Putin’s portrait for a few hours. These are called “educational activities”.

He continues: “Saturday is a working day, five hours, and again you’re sitting on a bench under a portrait. Sunday is theoretically a day off. But in the Putin government, or wherever they’ve done my unique routine, they know a lot about resting. On Sunday we sit in a room on a wooden bench for 10 hours. I don’t know who can be “educated” by such activities other than a twisted disabled person with back pain. But maybe that’s the point.”

He lives like Putin with Medvedev, Alexei Navalny commented further, “At least that’s how I feel when I look at the fence around my shed. Everyone has normal bars and I have a 20-foot deaf fence, something I’ve only seen in our surveys of Putin’s and Medvedev’s palaces.”

In his Facebook post, he also gives an insight into Putin’s life, as Navalny apparently experienced. “Putin lives and works in such a place – in Novo-Ogarevo or Sochi… Putin, as is known, sleeps until ten o’clock, and then swims in the pool and eats cottage cheese with honey,” said Navalny.

Navalny is the best-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was arrested in January 2021 after returning from Berlin. According to his own statements, Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny, who has been sentenced to nine years in prison, has been transferred to a prison camp with tougher conditions than before. He is now in penal colony 6 in Melechowo near the city of Kovrov.

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