The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes: Nekrasov Finds Enlightenment Mid-Film

Director Andrei Nekrasov does the bidding of the Western-directed Cabal, which hates Vladimir Putin and his Russian conspirators. It’s the same animosity they’ve had against Russia for 100s of years because they fear the resource-rich country at full strength and infused with the ethos of Orthodox Christianity. 

Nekrasov, a talented filmmaker, gets assignments from his handlers to push narratives smearing Putin and Russian leadership as corrupt, unethical tyrants. His latest propaganda piece, released in 2016, is a Western take on the Bill Browder-Sergei Magnitsky affair.

This is how I imagine the nature of Nekrasov’s relationship with the cryptocracy when he started working on his film The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes.

But a funny thing happened …

Nekrasov interviews Browder, puts his cast together and starts filming re-creations of scenes where the unfortunate, wealthy American has millions stolen from his Russian-based company by the government-sanctioned police. 

Nekrasov delves into the Sergei Magnitsky storyline. Browder hires the lawyer (he was really an accountant) to investigate the pilfering of $230 million from Browder’s asset management company, Hermitage Capital, and the Russian tax coffers.

The authorities throw Magnitsky in prison for tax fraud when he gets too close to the actual truth. While in the slammer Magnitsky suffers beatings, falls ill, and dies in 2009 without proper medical attention.

Bill Browder, the crusader for truth, wants Magnitsky remembered for his brave whistleblowing, and to speak truth to power. “Russia, you can not treat your people like this!” 

In the middle of his diligent work, Nekrasov starts to smell that something is off. Details in the written records don’t line up. Browder’s narrative has holes. 

Nekrasov starts to do his own research. He interviews one of the cops accused of pilfering money from Browder’s company. The cop doesn’t sound like a rapacious thief and liar. His version of the story is plausible … that Browder, whose company, Hermitage Capital, was a subsidiary of the notoriously corrupt HSBC bank, was evading taxes and Magnitisky helped him do it. The investigation was not politically motivated.

Nekrasov digs deeper and tries to ask Browder questions to clear up his misgivings. Browder is evasive while busy accepting awards for his great service. He’s also publishing books about his heroic struggle, Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s Number One Enemy.

Nekrasov continues his line of research, finally realizing he was duped. Browder is likely not a great guy, which comes into full focus when he tells Nekrasov that it seems like he’s accusing him of crimes, and says that is not a path the director wants to go down.

Nekrasov finishes his movie. He includes the Cabal-approved beginning, but then documents his sojourn into doubt of the popular narrative. He leaves the viewer with the sense that Browder is a liar and dirty dealer, who crafted the entire Magnitsky fiction to cover up his own crimes (underpayment of taxes in 2001 by about the same amount he accuses the Russian police and tax authorities of pilfering). Then, uses his wealth and connections to spread this lie across the globe.

In fact his CYA fictional account was used by the U.S. government as pretext to pass The Magnitsky Act in 2012, enabling them to sanction “corrupt” individuals working for foreign governments by freezing assets and banning entry into the United States.

This legislation is a weapon of war used to  sanction people across the globe who gum up the neocon agenda. Convenient.

In 2020, the European Commission was considering passing its own version of The Magnitsky Act.

Nekasov wrote an open letter to the European Commission on September 21, 2020, asking them to reconsider the facts of the Magnitsky and Browder case, and not pass their version of the act. 

In this letter, he added an interesting tidbit. Under the Hermitage Capital Management letterhead prior to the Browder raid is the “Seven Big Myths About Russia.”

  1. Putin is corrupt and taking money for himself.
  2. Oligarchs are just like the Robber Barons of America in the 1890s.
  3. Khodorkovsky is an innocent victim.
  4. Putin has destroyed the economy by going after Yukos.
  5. Democracy in Russia died along with regional governors’ elections.
  6. Putin’s Ukraine diplomacy marked the start of a new Cold War.
  7. Reforms are finished in Russia.

Putin bamboozled many oligarchs and Russian plunderers in the 1990s. He acted the part of their friend and facilitator to gain their confidence. In his heart he was a patriot. Once secure in his position he demanded they stop pillaging the country or face imprisonment or exile. 

Those that didn’t take Putin’s love of Russia seriously paid the price. Their wealth was clawed back, and they were thrown in prison or booted out of the country.

Browder made money hand over fist when the Soviet Union fell. He initially thought Putin was great, but changed his tune when the President came for him and his ill-gotten gains.

Since its release in 2016 the powers that be suppressed distribution of The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes. According to IMDB, Nekrasov hasn’t made a film since. 

The Bill Browder story is a small example of a pattern of despicable behavior against Russia. The Russia-Ukraine war is an instantiation of Neocon and NATO bloodlust. They want to destroy Russia at any cost … even the death of every Ukrainian, WW3, or nuclear holocaust.

It’s intensely satisfying to see in real time a man shift his opinion, despite full spectrum forces designed to deceive, and stand up for the truth knowing full well it was career suicide. Watch this film. Support Nekasov’s work. He maintains a website, which tracks the latest developments in this story and related issues.

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