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Putin opponents and Russian liberals celebrate Navalny’s Oscar success

Director dedicates award to all political prisoners after film about Russian opposition leader wins best feature documentary

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

The film, which won best feature documentary at the Academy Awards in LA 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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