Life in Putin’s Russia | Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov [The Wright Show]

Life in Putin’s Russia | Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov [The Wright Show]

04:34 “The harshness of Russian law is softened by its optionality”
12:34 Nikita’s briefly successful escape from a paddy wagon at a political rally
20:45 It’s not always Putin who kills Russian journalists (Meet Chechnya’s leader)
37:53 A look inside Russia’s supposedly fearsome troll factory
47:40 Support for Putin and Russia’s intimate relationship with suffering
57:42 “Monstration”: a mock rally investigating the absurd

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Nikita Petrov (MeaningofLife.tv)

Recorded May 22, 2018

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