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Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown standing in the middle of a group of young people dressed in fatigues and blue berets.

Generation Putin

A generation who has grown up under President Putin begins to take its place in Russian politics.

Russia is changing. Those born in the wake of the Cold War — a group of young people who have grown up knowing only a President Vladimir Putin — are just now coming of age and finding their places in Russia.

They don’t watch TV — they prefer the internet. Some of them have taken to the opposition. Some are proud members of the youth wing of Putin's ruling party.

This is not a Russia that you’d recognize from the news, pop culture, or your US history textbook. This is Russia right now.

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