Navalny: 'I'm able to breathe on my own'

Russian blogger Alexei Navalny has said that he could breathe all by himself after coming out of a coma in Berlin’s Charite hospital.

"I still can hardly do anything, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own all day long, all by myself, without any outside help. I did not even use the simplest valve in my throat. I liked it very much," he wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.

The snapshot from the hospital ward features the blogger surrounded by his family.