Alexei Navalny Says He Will Not Be ‘Opposition Leader in Exile’

Poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, now recovering in Berlin, told Der Spiegel magazine that he intended to return to Russia to continue his political activities, campaigning to unseat President Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported.

“I will not give Putin the gift of not returning to Russia,” he told the magazine in an interview published on Thursday, later adding: “I do not want to be opposition leader in exile.”