Episode #3 “Hi, it’s Navalny”
AFP was on the plane on January 17 when Alexei Navalny returned to Russia despite the near certainty of imprisonment. Who is this seemingly fearless man, a social media star with a sardonic sense of humour? Friends, experts and his critics answer the question, with some pointing to a ‘‘nationalist’, even ‘racist’ past. But more than anything, Navalny has become a thorn in the side of a Russian elite whose alleged corruption he has worked to expose.
With interviews of Nikolai Khorzov, AFP video journalist; Sergei Guriev, economics professor at Sciences Po university; Evgeny Feldman, photographer; Darya Navalnaya (Instagram archive); Maria Lipman, political analyst, George Washington University;
Valery Fiodorov, director of the Russian polling institute Vtsiom; Piotr Tolstoy, vice-president of the State Duma; Alexei Navalny (archives)
Authors: Jonathan Brown and Andrea Palasciano in Moscow, Antoine Boyer and Sarah-Lou Lepers in Paris. Hosts: Jonathan Brown and Andrea Palasciano. Editing : Antoine Boyer and Sarah-Lou Lepers. Translations: Vassily Koloskov. Music: Clemence Reliat and Nicolas Vair. Illustration: David Lory. Mixing: Christophe Robert. Communication: Amir Ajkic, Boris Bachorz, Coline Sallois. Marketing: Eleonora Gallerani, Laurent Nicolas. Editors in Chief : Michaela Cancela-Kieffer, Michael Mainville, Antoine Lambroschini. Copyright soundbite Navalny during a rally: Ilya Kondratov.