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Putin opponents and Russian liberals celebrate Navalny’s Oscar success

By Pjotr Sauer

13 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

A documentary about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny won an Oscar on Sunday night, prompting the director to dedicate the award to all political prisoners. The Guardian has the details.

Russian liberals on Monday celebrated the Oscar win of Navalny, a documentary about the poisoning and imprisonment of the “hero” Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The film, which won best feature documentary at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, follows an investigation by Navalny’s team together with the Bellingcat group as they unmask FSB agents who were sent to poison Navalny in 2020. The Kremlin has always denied involvement.

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