Just Say Nyet: Protests In Putin's Russia
Season 6 | Episode 3
The West cheers and hails protests in Russia with the hope that the people will one day overcome Putin. But as researchers Katya Sankow and Anna Von Spakovsky explain, promoting protests are not as pro-democratic as we’d hope. It was in fact the Bolshevik Revolution through protests that created the Soviet Union. Mass demonstrations have a deep history in Russia, so the question is what will Putin allow.
Host: Balthazar Merrin
Researchers: Katya Sankow and Anna Von Spakovsky
Producer: Andy Carluccio
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