Train travel in Russia – From Moscow to Magadan
In this journey from Moskou to Magadan, Jelle visited numerous areas of Russia. It’s time for the trip back, and he choses to take the train for it. Taking a train in Russia, is like a small incursian in Russian daily lives.
Original title: Het spoor terug
What’s left of communism? How big are the differences between the poor and the rich? What is the influence of corruption? Is Russia a “young democracy” (as former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende previously said)?Is it a “sovereign democracy” (according to Putin) or a “fascist regime” (as read in The Economist)? Jelle Brandt Corstius is looking for the topics that rule the life of ordinary Russians in Russia.
Presented by: Jelle Brandt Corstius
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