“Hollywood is politicized” – Russia reacts after CNN documentary of jailed Putin critic, Alexei Navalny wins Oscars for best documentary

The Russian government said on Monday that the Oscar for a documentary about imprisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny demonstrated “a certain element of politicization” by Hollywood, glamsquad reports 



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The documentary “Navalny,” which won the Academy Award for best feature documentary on Sunday, depicts the fierce Kremlin critic recovering in Germany after being poisoned with a nerve agent in Siberia in 2020, and working with the investigative news outlet Bellingcat to identify those responsible.

“Hollywood is politicized,” says Russia after a CNN documentary about imprisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny wins the Oscar for best documentary.
Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, stated on Monday, March 13 that he had not seen the film, but that “I dare to assume that there is of course a certain element of politicization of the film.”

“Hollywood is no stranger to politics; it is politicized,” he said, “but I can’t speak to any cinematic merits of this film because I’m not familiar with it.”


In the shocking documentary, Navalny blamed the poisoning episode on a team of FSB state security agents, despite Russia’s denial that it attempted to kill him.

Navalny has long been a thorn in President Vladimir Putin’s side, who avoids even mentioning his name in public. He is now serving 11-1/2 years in a high-security penal colony for fraud and contempt of court on charges he claims were fabricated to silence him.

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