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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.

In 'The Humorist,' Soviet comedy is no joke

Michael Idov's new film, “The Humorist,” captures the oxymoronic nature of state-sanctioned Soviet comedy and the downfall of the system through the eyes of character, Boris Arkadiev.

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