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On Putin's Blacklist ()

Genre: Documentary

An engaging and timely tour d'horizon of Mother Russia and her place in today's world. We witness the wounded pride of Russians as the Soviet Empire crumbles and the jingoistic xenophobia born out of an increased reliance on foreign investment grows. Propaganda and demonization of the “other” result in institutionalized racism and a culture of disdain. Boris Ivanov brings us up to speed on the shameful adoption crisis, state-sanctioned Internet hacking and the heartless treatment of LGBTQ citizens.

Synopsis

An engaging and timely tour d'horizon of Mother Russia and her place in today's world. We witness the wounded pride of Russians as the Soviet Empire crumbles and the jingoistic xenophobia born out of an increased reliance on foreign investment grows. Propaganda and demonization of the “other” result in institutionalized racism and a culture of disdain. Boris Ivanov brings us up to speed on the shameful adoption crisis, state-sanctioned Internet hacking and the heartless treatment of LGBTQ citizens.