Russia: Life After Trust

  • 2017-02-08
  • Michael Idov
Once you lose faith in one institution, you start to lose faith in them all. Lessons from Putin’s Moscow. On one of my first reporting trips to Vladmir Putin’s Russia — of which there’d be so many that they’d blend into residence — my friend Alex and I got stuck in Moscow traffic a few cars ahead of an EMT van. The siren wailed, the lights whirled, but no one would budge: The ambulance crawled along at the same pace as the rest of us. When I noted this, Alex scoffed. Everyone knows that ambulance drivers make money on the side selling V...
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