Next Year in Moscow 4: Hostages
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Chulpan Khamatova is one of Russia's best-loved actors. Once courted by Vladimir Putin, she now lives in exile in Latvia. Her work and fame brought access to the key protagonists in Russia’s recent past. It’s a unique vantage point to contemplate the nature of evil⁠⁠—and its antidote. The next episode will be released on Saturday April 1st 2023. For full access to print, digital and audio editions, as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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