The documentary was filmed while the leader of the Russian opposition recovered in Berlin

The film "Navalny" created with the participation of the Bulgarian journalist Christo Grozev won the "Oscar" in the category of documentary cinema.

"We owe a lot to Christo Grozev, Christo, you risked so much and did so much for this film. We also thank Alexei Navalny and his family," said director Daniel Rohr.

Navalny's wife Yulia thanked the Academy and said her husband was in prison because of his fight for democracy in Russia with the "hateful Putin regime".

In August 2020, Navalny was poisoned by a Novichok nerve agent during a hotel stay. The documentary was filmed while he recovered in Berlin.

Navalny suspected the Kremlin was responsible for the poisoning that nearly killed him, and he, Bulgarian journalist Christo Grozev and Russian activist Maria Pevchikh set out to prove it through a series of investigations depicted in the film.