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Generation Putin - Hour Special

From: Seattle Globalist
Series: Generation Putin
Length: 59:01

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It's been over 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Young people in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia are facing unemployment, democratic pressure, and the legacy of repression, while being influenced by the West, punk music, and the Pussy Riot trials. PRX sent a reporting team from the Seattle Globalist to explore the tensions in these countries, described by The Atlantic as 'uneasily suspended' between two political eras.

Join host Brooke Gladstone for Generation Putin, an in-depth look at the millennial generation in the post-Soviet states. Embed, stream and share the special and segments on SoundCloud.

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Piece Description

It's been over 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Young people in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia are facing unemployment, democratic pressure, and the legacy of repression, while being influenced by the West, punk music, and the Pussy Riot trials. PRX sent a reporting team from the Seattle Globalist to explore the tensions in these countries, described by The Atlantic as 'uneasily suspended' between two political eras.

Join host Brooke Gladstone for Generation Putin, an in-depth look at the millennial generation in the post-Soviet states. Embed, stream and share the special and segments on SoundCloud.

Transcript

PROMO 1

BROOKE: Young people are shaking things up in the post-Soviet world. Their tactics might surprise you.

INNA: We just thought that ok, if you want to look at me then look at me. I’m naked, as you like.

BROOKE: Meet the topless protestors of Ukraine, and see a new side of the former USSR.

Join me, Brooke Gladstone, for Generation Putin, from the Seattle Globalist and PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

PROMO 2

Dissent can be dangerous in Kazakhstan, even for a punk rocker in the big city.

RUSLAN: They got the Internet watched, and the telephones. They’re watching us everywhere.

Protest, paranoia and punk rock.

I’m Brooke Gladstone. Join me for Generation Putin, from the Seattle Globalist and PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

PROMO 3

Russian President Vladimir Putin is larger than life.

VASSILI: He was basically showering me with gifts. And I was creeped out and kind of at...
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Timing and Cues

LENGTH * Section * END TIME
0:59:00 Billboard 0:59:00
3:00:00 Newscast 1 (Silence) 3:59:00
2:00:00 Newscast 2 (Silence) 5:59:00
12:59:00 Segment A: 18:58:00
0:59:00 Break 19:57:00
14:45:00 Segment B: 34:42:00
0:59:00 Break 35:41:00
22:56:00 Segment C: 58:37:00
0:23:00 Music Bed ("Free Pussy Riot, F** Mitt Romney" - The Tempers) 59:00:00

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

See transcript.

OUTRO:

See transcript.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Fiction The XX Coexist. Young Turks 2012 :19
Darkest Child Kevin MacLeod Royalty Free. Royalty Free 2011 :30
Heads Will Roll Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!. Interscope Records 2009 01:00
Ghost Processional Kevin MacLeod Royalty Free. Royalty Free 2005 :19
C.R.E.A.M. (Instrumental) Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Loud Records 1994 :41
Requiem/??????? Takezhan Single. KPlus TV 2012 :40
Cue 4 Morgan Dusatko Barzan. The Last Quest 2012 :30
Parisian Kevin MacLeod Royalty Free. Royalty Free 2007 :41
Coda: Allegro molto vivace Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Swan Lake. NA 1876 :20
Wind of Change Scorpions Crazy World. Vertigo/Mercury 1990 01:10
Mind Blown And Wiped Clean TBASA Good Good Good. TBASA 2012 :34
Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles The Genius Hits the Road. ABC Records 1960 :32
Hymn to Red October Basil Poledouris Hunt for Red October. Paramount Pictures 1990 :41
Punk Prayer: Mother of God Drive Putin Away Pussy Riot Punk Prayer. Dirt Records 2012 :40

Additional Files

Additional Credits

Brooke Gladstone, Host
Martha Little, Editor
Jessica Partnow, Lead Producer
Sarah Stuteville, Producer
Alex Stonehill, Assistant Producer

Funding from Open Society Foundations.
Produced by The Seattle Globalist and PRX, the Public Radio Exchange with support from WNYC, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, Global Voices and the University of Washington.

Related Website

http://www.seattleglobalist.com/generation-putin