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This edition: The Invention of Russia

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Episode Details

Original tape date: June 9, 2016.

First aired: October 24, 2016.

"Economist" editor Arkady Ostrovsky says that when the Soviet Union fell 25 years ago, Gorbachev spoke of "living in a new world" where Russia would no longer interfere in other countries' affairs. What happened? And what is the role of the media in Putin's Russia?