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Journalists are responsible for showing a whole range of opinions, so that people have reliable information to help them decide what to think for themselves. President Putin's rule of Russia is something that divides public opinion. This video shows how journalists include different points of view, providing background and context to reflect the full story.
  • 2020
  • 00:04:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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News in Review - December 2016 ​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia

Russia is in the throes of an old-fashioned crackdown on suspected enemies of the state. The secret police are spying on their own and accusing them of being traitors. Many ordinary Russians are being swept up in this manhunt and jailed on bogus charges of high treason. The CBC’s Susan Ormiston met with one family in the midst of a ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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Doc Zone Defying Putin Classroom Favourites

All eyes were on Russia during the tumultuous lead-up to the Sochi Olympics — and with recent events in Ukraine, the scrutiny continues. Find out more about the man who has ruled Russia for a dozen years. He could be in power for another dozen. But as we now know, a new generation of Russians is rocking the boat in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/05/2014

News in Review - March 2014 Russia: In the Shadow of the Games

It was Russia’s time to shine as it hosted the 2014 Winter Games, and it was also Russian President Vladimir Putin’s moment of glory as he played host to the world. But who is this man who rules Russia with a smile and an iron fist? And what does the youth of Russia think about him? 
  • 2014
  • 00:16:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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News in Review - March 2007 Repression and Fear in Russia

When the Soviet Union collapsed many hoped that freedom would replace repression in the new Russia. But in recent years those hopes have been dashed. In this News in Review story we'll look at how Russia's President Vladimir Putin has been cracking down on his opponents. We'll also examine how his government uses fear and the media to make sure ...
  • 2007
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2007

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News in Review - November 1999 Crisis in Russia: Civil Unrest

In this report, which examines the latest in a series of crises that Russia has faced, especially since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, we look at the country’s attempt to grapple with what Russian leaders refer to as Islamic fundamentalists stirring up trouble in southern republics, and what others refer to as civil war. The violence and bombings in ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1998 Russia in Crisis: Yeltsin's Last Stand

The turbulent events in the post-Communist years in Russia have put the entire world on edge. At the centre of the struggles to keep the Russian economy and Russian society stable and functioning is the one-man rule of Boris Yeltsin. But like all hard-line leaders, Yeltsin’s reign must also inevitably end. The Russian economy and the way of life of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1995 Chechnya: A Question of Control

This examination of the struggle for independence in the predominantly Islamic state of Chechnya focuses on the issues of self-determination, nationhood, the democracy movement and cultural distinctiveness.
  • 1995
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1995

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News in Review - November 1993 Democracy in Russia: The Guns of October

This report, prepared specially for News in Review by CBC's Moscow correspondent Don Murray, explores another crucial moment in Russia's turbulent history.
  • 1993
  • 00:11:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1993

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News in Review - May 1993 Boris Yeltsin: Yes to Reform

Despite the extreme hardship caused by a total economic transformation, sometimes more difficult to deal with than life under communism, the people of Russia vote for continued reform.
  • 1993
  • 00:12:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1993

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