Maria Popova – Time – Why Some Ukrainians Aren’t Happy With Navalny’s Oscar Win – 14 March 2023

When Alexei Navalny’s namesake documentary won an Oscar on Sunday, its victory was hailed by many in the U.S. as a rebuke of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Indeed, speaking through director Daniel Roher, the Russian opposition leader cited the “unjust war of aggression in Ukraine” as the reason he is currently in solitary confinement in a Russian prison. But there was at least one contingent who weren’t ready to praise the film: some Ukrainian journalists, scholars and politicians.

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