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Kremlin critic Navalny posts picture with family from hospital

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow, Russia August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a picture from hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, with the message that he was now able to breathe independently following his suspected poisoning last month.

“Hi, this is Navalny. I miss you all,” he wrote in the caption to his Instagram followers. “I can still hardly do anything, but yesterday I could breathe all day on my own. Actually on my own.”

(This story has been corrected to amend translation of Navalny quote)

Reporting by Anton Zverev; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan