MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The channel released a preview of a documentary on Sunday that claimed Navalny’s activities had allegedly been funded by British intelligence agency MI6. It also disclosed documents and correspondence reportedly testifying to his ties with the CEO of UK-based Hermitage Capital investment fund William Browder. The full version of the film will be aired on April 13.
"He has a right to do that," Kiselev said about Navalny's threat to press charges. "More [on Navalny claims] will be aired Wednesday in a Yevgeny Popov’s documentary ‘The Browder Effect’ as part of the 'Special Correspondent’ show at 23:55 [20:55 GMT] on the Rossiya-1 channel."
The documentary claimed that Navalny had apparently received 100 million rubles ($1.5 million) from MI6 for "activities aimed at exposing corruption and the theft of Russian state assets." Some of the money was allegedly to be transferred to a trustee from the Moscow Helsinki Group, one of the oldest human rights watchdogs.