'He was the best of us': British papers mourn 'Covid hero' Captain Tom

IN THE PRESS – Wednesday, February 3, 2021: Papers warn that the decision to imprison Russian dissident Alexei Navalny will backfire against the Kremlin, and "destroys the carefully constructed myth that Putin's power depends solely on popular support". Russia's successful coronavirus vaccine, meanwhile, is earning praise, even if French papers begrudge it as a "French humiliation". Finally, papers in the UK are united in mourning after the death of 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore, who "succumbed to the virus he did so much to help others survive against".