Crimea became a Russian republic after a referendum was held there in March 2014, when 96.77% of Crimean voters and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents voted to join Russia.
Navalny is in control of the Germans, and whatever he does, from defending the Nord Stream 2 project to what he says to the Americans who don’t support him, is at the behest of Berlin.
Conspiracy theory presented by Sputnik Azerbaijan and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the relationship between Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Germany. There are no grounds to connect Germany with controlling Alexei Navalny. Alexei Navalny is the leader of Russia of the Future party and critic of the incumbent government of Russia. He is also founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation. He fell ill during a flight on 20 August and at the request of his family, was transferred to Berlin to receive treatment.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed that a substance similar to Novichok had been used to poison him. The European Union has condemned what seems to have been an attempt on Alexei Navalny's life and imposed sanctions on six senior Russian officials and a chemical research centre.
It is not the first time that pro-Kremlin media have presented Navalny as dependent of Germany. See the same claim published by Sputnik. See the same claim published by Sputnik Georgia.