Alexei Navalny’s wife and daughter show solidarity at New York premiere of secretly filmed documentary
- Yulia, 45, and Dasha, 21, pose for a photo on the red carpet at the Licoln Centre
- Candid 98-minute documentary focuses on the second half of 2020
- Director Daniel Roch investigates how Alexei discovered assassination plot
Yulia Navalny and her daughter Dasha attended the New York premiere of Navalny, a film about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, on Wednesday night.
Yulia, 45, and Daria, 21, posed for photos on the red carpet at the Licoln Center with the cast and crew of the thriller, which originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2022.
This secretly filmed 98-minute documentary details the life of the anti-corruption activist, focusing on the second half of 2020, when Alexei and his team uncovered an assassination plot against him in their Black Forest hideout.
Yulia Navalny and her daughter Dasha showed solidarity Wednesday night as they attended the New York premiere of Navalny, a film about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (pictured with producer Maria Pevchikh)
The leader of the opposition Progressive Party, 45, was exposed to the nerve agent used against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, Wiltshire in 2018 fall sick.
Canadian director Daniel Roher gained unparalleled access following Alexei’s poisoning, during which Navalny and his team worked with investigative journalism agency Bellingcat and other international news organizations such as CNN.
Produced by CNN Films and HBO Max, Roher researched extensively how they investigated Alexei’s attempted assassination (which Vladimir Putin and the Russian government denied) and found evidence of Kremlin involvement.
“Alexei Navalny was convicted and sentenced in Russia just last week and cannot tell the story that happened to him,” Roch said in a statement.
Yulia, 45, and Daria, 21, aka Daria, pose with the cast and crew of the thriller, which originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2022, on the red carpet at the Licoln Center
“Our film shows his tremendous courage in fighting the authoritarian regime and its corruption in Russia.
“I’m looking forward to participating with Fathom Events and looking forward to speaking with CNN’s Clarissa Ward. I appreciate Warner Bros. Pictures creating these experiences for theater audiences.
The film also includes scenes between Alexei and his wife and American-accented daughter Daria, a student at Stanford University in California.
Navalny was jailed last year after returning to Russia after being treated in Germany following a Soviet-era nerve agent poisoning attack during a visit to Siberia in 2020. Navalny blamed Putin for the attack.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre), seen via a video link provided by the Russian Federal Prison Service, stands next to his tier during his court session in Pokrov, Vladimir region
The Kremlin said it had seen no evidence Navalny was poisoned and denied any role he played in Russia.
Russian authorities see Navalny and his supporters as subversives determined to destabilize Russia with the backing of the West.
Navalny’s opposition movement has been labelled “extremist” and shut down, although his supporters continue to express their political stance on social media, including against Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine.
Following Navalny’s near-fatal poisoning in August 2020, the Kremlin issued a cryptic support for Navalny’s “speedy recovery.”
This secretly filmed 98-minute documentary details the life of the anti-corruption activist, focusing on the second half of 2020, when Alexei and his team uncovered an assassination plot against him in their Black Forest hideout
Earlier, the State Department condemned a Russian court’s sentence to nine years in prison for the opposition leader amid the Kremlin’s harsh crackdown on dissent at home.
On Tuesday, a Russian court found Navalny guilty of fraud and contempt of court, as Russian authorities continued to jail and try to silence street protesters who defied a new decree against critics of what the Kremlin called a “special military operation in Ukraine” “.
“We condemn the politically motivated Russian authorities for making additional claims against opposition leader Aleksey Navalny,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement released late Tuesday. False accusations and another nine years in a high-security prison.”
“This outlandish sentence is a continuation of the Kremlin’s years-long attack on Navalny and his campaign for transparency and accountability in government. Of course, Navalny’s real crime in the Kremlin’s eyes is his role as an anti-corruption activist and The work of opposition politicians, for which he and his accomplices are called ‘extremists’ by Russian authorities,” he said.
The U.S. condemnation of the verdict came as a tweet from Navalny’s Twitter account called for action against Vladimir Putin’s “war criminals”.
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Navalny was sentenced to nine years in prison on Tuesday. “Now more than ever, the Russian people must be able to hear the voices of courage and integrity that speak the truth about the Kremlin’s wrongdoing at home and abroad,” state spokesman Ned Price said.
Navalny has already been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for violating his parole. He was jailed last year after leaving the country for treatment for poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok.
The State Department placed Navalny’s sentence in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Russian President Vladimir Putin launched on February 24.
It also concerns Navalny’s “near-fatal nerve agent poisoning by Russian security services in 2020 and his unjust imprisonment since January 2020” and Russia’s suppression of free speech.
“The movement has intensified as the Kremlin tries to hide the truth about its brutal war against Ukraine from its own people. Since February 24, more than 15,000 Russian citizens have been detained for participating in anti-war protests,” Pley said. S said, and called on Russia to “unconditionally release” Navalny.
“Now, more than ever, the Russian people must be able to hear the voices of courage and integrity that tell the truth about the Kremlin’s wrongdoing at home and abroad.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov defended the sentencing of Putin’s political opponents in an interview with CNN’s Christian Amonpool. She asked him what he and the regime were “afraid” of.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov defended the sentencing of Putin’s political opponents in an interview, claiming it was purely for “economic crimes”
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‘Do not. Navalny is a prisoner is a prisoner. He has his first words. Now he got his second. He was accused, and then the prosecutor’s office proved that he was accused of fraud. So this is pure economic crime. He is raising funds through his foundation, Russian citizens, ordinary citizens, and abroad,” he said.
‘And he used some of the money for his personal purposes. This is fraud in our country. He should be punished and no one is afraid of him. it sits. If a man is a criminal, he should go to jail. It’s the same thing that’s happening in the US and European countries,” he said.
This prompted Amonpool to chime in: “I know you said that. I know the prosecution was saying that. But the man who allegedly claimed he took their money and used it for himself then said at the booth that they were forced to make these testimonies.
Navalny’s Twitter account says Putin is ‘afraid of the truth’
Navalny said on his Twitter account that Mr Putin was “afraid of the truth”, adding: “Fighting censorship and bringing the truth to the Russian people remains our top priority.
“The Kremlin smashed the media, and in response, we created new media.”
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