Documentary on Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Nominated for Oscar

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The Moscow Times

The U.S.-produced fly-on-the-wall documentary “Navalny,” which followed the now-jailed Russian anti-corruption campaigner and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny during the aftermath of a poisoning attempt in 2020, was nominated for an Academy Award on Tuesday. The film, directed by Daniel Roher, shows Navalny during his recuperation in Berlin from poisoning with nerve agent Novichok and as he prepared to return to Russia. When he flew into Moscow in Jan. 2021, Navalny was immediately arrested for violating his parole and jailed. Combining original interviews with Navalny himself, his wife Yulia, da…

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