Thursday, December 21, 2017

"Putin's Power: A Journey Inside Russia" on ABC Nightline


Late Wednesday night Dec. 20 ABC Nightline presented “Putin’s Power: A Journey Inside Russia”.

The report showed mounting demonstrations in St. Petersburg by youthful supporters of one of Putin’s political rivals, as well as they heavy handed police actions against political opponents.


The broadcast then moved to Siberia, showing squalor, and then to the growing HIV epidemic among drug users in Russia.  There was a scene in a home for mothers with HIV and their kids.
  
Putin has put out a message of heterosexual monogamy, but not been willing to talk about condoms.
  
Putin has also been trying to get families to have more kids and to repopulate rural areas in Siberia. Make Russia great again?

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