The Russian opposition politician recovering from suspected poisoning last month has taken to social media to say he can breathe on his own.
Alexei Navalny shared a photograph on Instagram of himself sitting up in his bed, surrounded by his wife and two children, without a respirator that once helped keep him alive.
"Hi, this is Navalny. I miss you all," the caption read.
"I can still hardly do anything, but yesterday I could breathe all day on my own. Actually on my own."
A fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Navalny fell violently sick in Siberia last month and was airlifted to a Berlin hospital.
German doctors conducted a number of tests and determined the 44-year-old was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, and Western governments have demanded an explanation from Russia.
Moscow called the accusations groundless and a government spokesperson claimed the country was being unfairly targeted, putting further strain on relations between Russia and the West.
A spokeswoman for Navalny confirmed he plans to return to Russia.