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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.
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