Train travel in Russia | VPRO Documentary

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In his journey from Moskou to Magadan, presenter Jelle brandt Corstius visited numerous areas of Russia. Now it’s time for the trip back, and he choses to take the train. Taking a train in Russia, is like a small incursion in Russian daily lives.

Original title of this documentary: ‘Het spoor terug’, March 2009.

What’s left of communism? How big are the differences between the poor and the rich? What is the influence of corruption? Is Russia a “young democracy” (as former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende previously said)? Is it a “sovereign democracy” (according to Putin) or a “fascist regime” (as read in The Economist)? Jelle Brandt Corstius is looking for the topics that rule the life of ordinary Russians in Russia.

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karan karan September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

Very good interviewer

thegreendestiny September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

This was 2009, a lot of things happened to Russia since. Moscow alone is practically a renewed and rejuvenated city since. Even the far east city of Vladivostok has undergone so much improvement since.

Old Bagira September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

Это в каком году снято? В 2005 что ли?

Горей Первый September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

Русскоговорящие здесь?!Может поддержим его лайком?Все таки он так старался!

Sky Art September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

bolsheviks zombies channel,,,

Pietro Bembo September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

Great insight of the real Russian people who have to struggle everyday to survive in Tsar Putin's country; only looking after the group of the fortunate new elite and yes men/women, whilst the rest is left behind as per normal. The irony is that most of them still think that the sun shines out of his posterior. Fantastiche documentaire, dank u VPRO.

Flow Chart September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am


tarcizio procopio September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

Muy Bueno gracias de Brasil

Piru Mohan Mal September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am


Raymond September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

1:23 she looks happy…….

Elise Krentzel September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

DasvIdan ya

Richard Forrest September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

I'm giving this a thumbs down because this video is ancient but implies it reflects Russia today. I even doubt that it was filmed in 2009 as the psychologist refers to the Beslan terrorist attack that was in 2004. Russia has changed SIGNIFICANTLY since 2004-2009.

Allan Peda September 21, 2020 - 10:39 am

I thought that sounded like Dutch!


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