Russia Rising

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From the ashes of the Soviet Union, Russia has again risen to world power status, with money, oil and attitude.
The country has embraced capitalism and flung its door wide open to all the luxuries money can buy. Yet dark forces remain, and democracy is dead. This series looks at the winners and losers of Russia’s resurgence and asks why people are willing to support Putinism, exchange freedom for wealth, and participate in modern empire-building.
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