Think about what you know of Russia. Is it almost exclusively in relation to other countries? Hacking US elections? Polarizing Canadians on Twitter? Working to push the UK towards Brexit? Russia is a spectre, but it's also just a country—with millions of people going about their lives every day.
Who are the people behind the fake social media accounts? The journalists trying to hold Putin to account in the press? The ordinary Russians who wish the rest of the world didn't see them as the enemy? A new podcast aims to look at Russia from inside Russia itself, and help the rest of the world understand its most inscrutable nation.
GUEST: Jeff Semple, Global News, host of Russia Rising