In Moscow's Shadows 63: Terrible Crimes, Terrible Rulers, Terrible Dilemmas
Another brief and unedited podcast trying to track some of the latest Ukraine-related Russian stories, all distinctly depressing:
- the war crimes of Bucha (and the Kirill Shamiev twitter thread I mentioned is here)
- comparing Ivan the Terrible and Vladimir (Putin) the Pretty Terrible Too
- the dilemmas for ordinary Russians - and why today's support may not be tomorrow's (the Farida Rustamova piece I mention is here)
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Something of a magazine episode. In the first half I talk about my being banned from Russia (here's the Foreign Ministry announcement), Putin at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Lavrov interviewed by the BBC (see more here) and Pertsev's recent article about the elite in Meduza...