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Sigurd Lydersen

Behind Putin's backdrop

It is crucial for the Putin regime that more people follow Nistad's call in the recent New Age – that people go to the Promised Land to be blinded and seduced. But behind the scenes, things look different.

Julie, Russia and the narratives

Russia has become a prisoner of its own grand narrative of a hostile West that is looking to defeat them, says Julie Wilhelmsen. She is banned from Russia until 2019.

What is an indictment? 

An additional note to Andrei Nekrasov's The Magnitsky Act – Behind The Scenes.

Putin's power base – unwavering or shaky?

How is an election under a regime that regards democracy as a threat to peace and stability?

Killed in Russian prison?

This documentary has received enormous attention – before it was seen. But what reality is hidden?

1. About making a pact with Putin

In Citizen Khodorkovsky, Khodorkovsky would like to give the impression that he is still a challenger to Putin. He does not convince.

2. Not to make a pact with Putin

Where Khodorkovsky eventually succumbs to the pressure and enters into an agreement with Putin, Nemtsov cannot be compromised. We know the result.

The documentary filmmaker who had learned the lesson say

Revealing documentary about Kadyrov's Chechnya, or propaganda film in favor of Putin's Russia? Our reviewer thinks the latter.

The official Russian propaganda narrative fits into the crisis of the Western cold war narrative, which we question too little by

Putin made the living room for western homes – a more grateful task than it may immediately seem.