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As Congress still swoons over the anti-Kremlin Magnitsky narrative, Western political and media leaders refuse to let their people view a documentary that debunks the fable, reports Robert Parry.
By Robert Parry Updated Aug. Why is the U. But the Magnitsky myth has a special place as the seminal fabrication of the dangerous New Cold War between the nuclear-armed West and nuclear-armed Russia. Hedge-fund executive William Browder in a deposition.
On June 13,they funded a major event at the Newseum to show their fake documentary, inviting representatives of Congress and the State Department to attend. United States law is very explicit that those acting on behalf of foreign governments and their interests must register under FARA so that there is transparency about their interests and their motives.
I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U. But the Magnitsky myth took off in when Browder sold his tale to neocon Senators Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and John McCain, R-Arizona, who threw their political weight behind a bipartisan drive in Congress leading to the passage of the Magnitsky sanctions act, the opening shot in the New Cold War.
In other words, the viewer gets to see a highly sympathetic portrayal of Browder and Magnitsky as supposedly corrupt Russian authorities bring charges of tax fraud against them. When one of the Browder-accused police officers, Pavel Karpov, filed a libel suit against Browder in London, the case was dismissed on technical grounds because Karpov had no reputation in Great Britain to slander.
In fact, there is a scene in the documentary in which Nekrasov invites the actor who plays Karpov in the docudrama segment to sit in on an interview with the real Karpov. In the documentary, Karpov, the police officer, accuses Browder of lying about him and specifically contests the claim that he Karpov used his supposedly ill-gotten gains to buy an expensive apartment in Moscow.
Karpov added wistfully that he had to sell the apartment to pay for his failed legal challenge in London, which he said he undertook in an effort to clear his name. So it suits him to pose as a victim. A similar lack of skepticism prevailed in the United States.
Couple walking along the Kremlin, Dec. As the documentary proceeds, Browder starts avoiding Nekrasov and his more pointed questions.
The easygoing Browder of the early part of the documentary — as he lays out his seamless narrative without challenge — is gone; instead, a defensive and angry Browder appears. But Nekrasov continues to find more contradictions and discrepancies. Finally securing another interview, Nekrasov confronts Browder with the core contradictions of his story.
Incensed, the hedge-fund executive rises up and threatens the filmmaker. The documentary also includes devastating scenes from depositions of a sullen and uncooperative Browder and a U.
OCCRP played a key role, too, in the so-called Panama Papers, purloined documents from a Panamanian law firm that were used to develop attack lines against Russian President Vladimir Putin although his name never appeared in the documents.
Red Square in Moscow with a winter festival to the left and the Kremlin to the right. Will democracy survive if human rights — its moral high ground — is used to protect selfish interests? Instead, the mainstream Western media has hurled insults at Nekrasov even as his documentary is blocked from any significant public viewing.
Nekrasov encountered similar resistance in the United States. There were hopes to show the documentary to members of Congress but the offer was rebuffed. Instead a room was rented at the Newseum near Capitol Hill. Browder and the Magnitsky Act. But it is important that such slick spin be fully exposed for its twisted story and sly deceptions.
It is also unlikely that Americans and Europeans will get a chance to view this blacklisted documentary in the future. Netflix has declined to take it.Class lecture introducing basic Documentary Film concepts and setting up information to prepare students to write a simple treatment.
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Follow these steps to 90%(). Alan Alda was born on January 28, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo.
He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (), The Four Seasons () and Crimes and Misdemeanors (). He has been married to Arlene .