The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill TV - Storyyville: Navalny TV - How Alexei Navalny Became Putin’s Greatest Threat 2021
Opposing Russia’s president can be seriously bad for your health. Assassins can track you down wherever you are. In August 2020 Russia charismatic opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the notorious weapon Novichok. Miraculously, he survived. The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill, Channel 4 2021
Alexei Navalny’s road to a hospital bed in Omsk started in the last days of the Soviet Union. He was born in 1976 in a small village near Moscow, the son of an army officer. ibid.
The revelations that eventually emerge are astonishing. A secret poison lab, a state-sponsored assassination programme, and a team of James-Bond wannabees with the competence of Johnny English. ibid.
Hello, it’s Navalny. I am here in Germany now but not by choice. I was brought here because I was almost murdered. They are offended because they tried to kill me and I survived. So now they’re threatening to throw me in jail. Storyville: Navalny, BBC 2022
Our offices were raided and they just confiscated everything. Everything. They flashed a toxic liquid into my face. ibid.
We will demand that he is released so we can take him to a European hospital. ibid. wife at Russian hospital
We found a nest of wasps we didn’t know existed: this is a domestic assassination team on an industrial scale. ibid. investigating journalist
Two days after Navalny returned to Russia, they released ‘Putin’s Palace: History of the World’s Biggest Bribe’. Within a week it was viewed over 100 million times. Navalny’s arrest and the video’s release inspired widespread protests across Russia. ibid.
On August 19 2020 Russian politician Alexei Navalny was shooting this campaign video. He was in Siberia … He was urging people to vote out the ruling party, United Russia, led by the president Vladimir Putin. How Alexei Navalny Became Putin’s Greatest Threat, Youtube short 10.37, 2021
Navalny had been poisoned and collapsed on the plane. An investigation later revealed that he had been poisoned with Novichok, a highly toxic nerve agent that was developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s. ibid.