Publishedduration32 minutes agoshareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightAlexei Navalny/Instagramimage captionIn his Instagram post Mr Navalny said Russia's president was doing all he could to stop him coming back

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he has bought a plane ticket and will return to Russia on 17 January, months after he was poisoned in Siberia and sent to Germany for treatment.

"Russia is my country, Moscow is my city and I miss it," he said.

The Russian opposition figure collapsed on an internal flight last August and it later emerged he had been poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.

Investigative journalists say Russian intelligence carried out the attack.

Russian authorities have consistently denied any role in the poisoning, and the Kremlin has rejected Mr Navalny's claims that President Vladimir Putin himself ordered it.