Top opposition leader Alexei Navalny triumphantly returned home to Russia's capital on Saturday after his unexpected release from prison, saying he would push ahead with a bid to become Moscow mayor.
Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny is surrounded by supporters upon his arrival in Moscow, on July 20, 2013. Navalny told hundreds of cheering supporters he would push ahead with his bid to become Moscow mayor after his surprise release from jail pending an appeal of an embezzlement conviction.
The chief opponent of President Vladimir Putin stepped off an overnight train from the provincial city of Kirov with his wife Yulia to a crowd of hundreds of supporters chanting his name as dozens of riot police stood watch.
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