The film "Navalny" will be screened in The Hague for the staff of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and delegations that will come to the OPCW. Maria Pevchikh, Navalny's comrade-in-arms, announced this on her Twitter.
The day before the screening of the film at the OPCW, the Russian embassy in the Netherlands screened a film about Navalny by propagandist Vladimir Solovyov, The Patient, writes TASS.
“We considered it necessary to pre-empt this hostile action and, thanks to the assistance of colleagues from Moscow, organize a screening of a film called The Patient, filmed by the Solovyov Live TV channel. The film dots the i's and clearly shows that all this fuss around the so-called poisoning of Navalny was concocted in the laboratories of Western intelligence services," Russian Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin told the agency.
On January 26, at the American independent film festival Sundance 2022, which is now taking place in Salt Lake City, the HBO and CNN Films documentary “Navalny” was shown for the first time, telling about the poisoning of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Alexei Navalny.
Most of the film consistently tells the story of Navalny's poisoning, which occurred in the summer of 2020, and covers the period up to the detention of the politician at a Moscow airport in January 2021.
On December 14, 2020, The Insider and Belingcat, together with the FBK, published an investigation in which they named the names of the FSB officers who took part in the poisoning of Navalny with the Novichok substance, which the OPCW recognized as a military toxin. Two days later, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the investigation into the attempted assassination of Navalny with the names of current FSB officers "fun reading." Later, Vladimir Putin de facto validated the results of the investigation by The Insider and Bellingcat when he did not deny that the FSB officers mentioned in the article were near Navalny on those very dates.
Also published were the confessions of Konstantin Kudryavtsev, who spoke with Alexei Navalny (thinking that he was talking to Patrushev's assistant) and told many details of the assassination attempt. Among other things, he explained that Navalny's life was saved by the actions of the pilots and atropine administered by the ambulance, and also specified that the poison was applied to his underpants, and the transport police helped the FSB officers to clean up the traces.