The poisoned Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is to return to Russia, his spokesperson has said. The BBC reports that Navalny also posted a picture on Instagram for the first time since he was poisoned, announcing that he was breathing free of ventilation. He collapsed on a flight from Siberia on 20 August, and later tests have shown he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. His team alleges he was poisoned on the orders of President Vladimir Putin – the Kremlin denies any involvement. According to FSN, no criminal investigation of the poisoning has been opened in Russia yet.