Based on an investigation by The Insider and Bellingcat , Navalny , directed by Canadian director Daniel Roer, won an Academy Award in the Best Feature Documentary category.
In February of this year, the film won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.
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 the Moscow airport in January 2021.
On December 14, 2020, The Insider and Belingcat 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 that he was talking to the assistant to the head of the Security Council) 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.