People begin to gather for Alexei Navalny’s funeral

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People begin to gather for Alexei Navalny’s funeral

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People are beginning to gather outside the Church of the Icon of Our Lady Quench My
Sorrows, in Maryino, where the funeral of Alexei Navalny is due to take place later today.

Navalny died on 16 February in the Russian prison inside the Arctic Circle. He had been serving a lengthy sentence on politically-motivated charges.

With just two hours to go, his team says they continue to face difficulties in organising the farewell ceremony.

His spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh says they have been unable to find a hearse to drive the body to church.

The farewell ceremony is due to take place in the morning, followed by the funeral service at 14:00 (11:00 GMT) and the burial at 16:00 (13:00 GMT).

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