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'I'm a horrible skeleton': Alexei Navalny speaks to wife in court following hunger strike

Telegraph, 29 Apr 2021
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appeared in court via video link from prison for an appeal against his conviction and fine for defaming a World War II veteran.

Mr Navalny's wife Yulia Navalnaya was in the courtroom in Moscow and he took the opportunity to speak to her.

"Yuliasha, if you can hear me, stand up for a second, I will look at you. Oh, you're in a mask," Mr Navalny said before the start of the hearing.

"I looked at myself - I'm a horrible skeleton. I'm in a horrible shape, as if I'm in seventh grade. If I remove clothing, I will look much worse.

“Yesterday, I ate four spoons of porridge, today I have the same, tomorrow I will eat six spoons of porridge. I'm waiting until I will eat ten spoons of porridge per day.”

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