Russian designer and blogger Artemy Lebedev was blocked from both YouTube channels, which had more than a million subscribers.
In the summer of 2022, Lebedev traveled to the occupied territory of Ukraine. He published a photo from the Donbass, from the roof of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The blogger visited Donetsk, Mariupol, destroyed as a result of Russian shelling, and the Azovstal plant.
Lebedev maintains a special regular column for the RT propaganda channel. On his YouTube channel, Lebedev has repeatedly criticized Alexei Navalny, including his investigation into the poisoning. He claimed that the state did not have the task of poisoning the politician, on the contrary, they were watching him so that nothing happened, "you never know what kind of provocation." According to him, the FSB officers were “preparing to be poisoned,” so Navalny was monitored by chemists in order to carry out some “events” if something happened. As a result, according to Lebedev, "someone" poisoned Navalny with Novichok. In December 2020, The Insider and Belingcat published an investigation revealing the names of the FSB officers who took part in the poisoning of Navalny with Novichok, which the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons recognized as a military toxin.