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Are we actually pushing Russia further away by shining such an intense spotlight on its questionable practices?

The Winter Olympics in Sochi have put a spotlight on Russian practices that don't comport with the rights and freedoms generally accepted in the west. But a Russian-born educator, who spent a long time living and working in the US after being forced out by the Soviet government, says we're not really helping move Russia forward.

Michael Feldman

Michael Feldman is an American original — a "20-year overnight sensation" as he puts it. Most of what Feldman has to say he expresses in a laconic monologue or short comic asides. The youngest of four boys (two are physicians, and one is an attorney), Feldman credits his family with fine-tuning his sense of the world and his ability to express it briefly. He says his dad "always gave me the kind of insightful fatherly advice that took him years of experience and wisdom to learn, but often only a few seconds to tell me."