Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Putin's regime, died in a Russian prison, sparking allegations of murder and leaving the opposition without a prominent leader.

Navalny's death has led to accusations against the Russian government, particularly Putin, with supporters vowing to continue his movement despite his passing.

Navalny's influence stemmed from his courage and defiance, surviving a poisoning attempt in 2020 and seen as a potential future leader for Russia.

Navalny's predictions of political turmoil in Russia highlighted the systemic corruption under Putin's rule, with hopes for reform and a different future for the country.

Western leaders paid tribute to Navalny's bravery while criticizing the Kremlin, underscoring the ongoing tension between Russia and the West.