Navalny's mother visits her son's grave the day after funeral attended by thousands (PHOTOS)

Alexei Navalny's mother visited her son's grave today (Saturday), the day after his funeral attended by thousands of supporters, risking arrest. To honor the Kremlin's most prominent opponents, according to Agence France-Presse.

Navalny, the most vocal opponent of President Vladimir Putin for more than a decade, died under mysterious circumstances in a prison in the remote Arctic Circle on February 16. His aides have accused his widow and the West of being responsible for Putin's death, which the Kremlin denies.

Lyudmila Navalnaya, mother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (left), and his mother-in-law visit his grave in Moscow (AP).

His mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, visited his flower-covered burial at Borisovo Cemetery in southern Moscow early this morning, Agence France-Presse reporters said.

He was accompanied by Alla Abrosimova, mother of Navalny's widow, Yulia Navalnaya.

Lyudmila Navalnaya (left), mother of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, leaves after visiting her son's grave with Alla, the mother of Navalny's widow Yulia (AFP).

Yulia, her daughter, son and Navalny's brother live abroad and did not attend the funeral amid fears they would be arrested if they returned to Russia.

Julia Navalnaya vowed to continue her husband's life, announcing that Putin had killed Navalny.

Lyudmila Navalnaya, mother of the late Russian opposition leader, visits her son's grave in Moscow (AFP)

Agence France-Presse saw several journalists laying flowers at his grave, and they reported a constant police presence at the cemetery on the banks of the Moskva River.

Lyudmila Navalnaya (left), mother of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, stands next to her son's grave (EPA).

Thousands of Navalny's supporters gathered for hours (Friday); Farewell to the 47-year-old anti-corruption fighter.

As they left the church adjacent to the grave, some chanted “no war” while others shouted slogans in support of Navalny, accusing Putin of being a “murderer”. They demanded the release of political prisoners.

Russian police arrested 128 people in 19 cities (Friday) who took part in celebrations honoring Navalny, human rights watchdog OVInfo reported.

Since the first days of the invasion, which began in February 2022, there have been no marches in support of Navalny, no demonstrations condemning the Russian attack on Ukraine.

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The Kremlin launched a harsh crackdown on dissent, and used strict military censorship laws against hundreds of people who spoke out against the war.

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