Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is recovering in a German hospital, posting a photo on Instagram showing him walking down the stairs.
“Let me tell you how my recovery is going. It’s already a clear if long path, “he told fans.
Navalny, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, collapsed last month on a flight from Siberia to Moscow. After being flown to Germany to receive medical treatment, doctors concluded that he had been poisoned with Novichok, a nerve agent developed by Soviet scientists.
The same agent has been linked to poisonings by other Putin critics, such as Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, England, in March 201
Russia has consistently denied any involvement.
“There are many problems still to be solved, but the extraordinary doctors at Charite hospital have solved the main one,” said an exuberant Navalny. “They transformed me from a ‘technically alive human being’ into someone who has a high chance of becoming … a man who can quickly scroll through Instagram and understand without thinking where to put his likes.”