Vasile Bănescu, on the death of Aleksei Navalnî: “He was killed because he opposed the totalitarian monstrosity”

The sudden death of Russian dissident Aleksei Navalny has created a wave of emotion around the world. Vasile Bănescu, the spokesman of the Romanian Patriarchate, condemns the terrible end of the man of only 46 years, calling Vladimir Putin “the greatest founder of totalitarianism in the 21st century”.

Vasile Bănescu, spokesperson at BOR FOTO Basilica

Vasile Bănescu posted a short but powerful message on his social media page after the death of Aleksei Navalnîi.

“Aleksei Navalnyi (1976-2024) was killed because he stood up to totalitarian monstrosity with unimaginable courage and moral uprightness. God rest his soul! To suppress a voice that cries out the truth, to kill a man who refuses to lie and deny reality, to arrest and brutalize people who silently place a flower on his memory, of a hero, these heinous things can only be committed by someone who has abdicated from humanity.

The mutant, “who is so circulated these days and seen so black, is not black as everyone presents him”. This is what some believe and confess without shame. He is indeed a builder. The greatest founder of totalitarianism in the 20th centuryI”, says Vasile Bănescu.

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, Putin's fiercest critic, died in prison

Alexei Navalny, the main opponent of the Putin regime, died on Friday, at the age of 47, in a prison colony in the Russian Arctic.

The Russian prison service reported that Aleksei Navalnyi died “after a walk”according to Sky News.

On February 16, 2024, in prison colony no. 3, prisoner A. Navalnîi felt sick after a walk, losing consciousness almost immediately“, it is stated in a statement.

The facility's medical workers arrived immediately and an emergency medical team was called. All necessary resuscitation measures were performed, but they did not give positive results. Emergency doctors confirmed the inmate's death“, concludes the statement.

The causes of Navalnyi's death are being determined, the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Yamalia-Nenetia Autonomous District announces, according to TASS.

The Kremlin said it had no information on the cause of death.