British police banned investigative journalist Khristo Grozev from attending the BAFTA awards for which Navalny was nominated, where he starred.
“I was surprised to find that the British police have banned my whole family and me from attending the BAFTA Awards this weekend. Reason: "You pose a threat to public safety." I understand the need for public safety (although I don't understand how my teenage son or daughter is a danger to society). But moments like these show a growing danger for independent journalists around the world. These dangers come not only from bloodthirsty dictators, but also from the fact that the voices of journalists are hushed up, not amplified - by the civilized world they are trying to serve," Grozev wrote .
Navalny was first shown on January 26 at the American independent film festival Sundance 2022 in Salt Lake City.
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 where they named the FSB officers who took part in the poisoning of Navalny with the Novichok substance, which the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons recognized as a military toxin.
Also published were the confessions of Konstantin Kudryavtsev, who spoke with Alexei Navalny (thinking he was talking to the assistant director of the FSB) 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 traffic police helped FSB officers to clean up the traces.