How Putin Became President
The Snake Eats Itself
Good evening, listeners! We have another excellent episode for you this week as host Richard Aldous speaks with David Satter about Russia’s road to terror and dictatorship before welcoming Karina Orlova back to the show to talk about Putin’s propaganda machine.
Richard is first joined by David Satter, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), who reflects on what he calls the greatest political provocation since the burning of the Reichstag: the bombing of four Russian apartment buildings in early September, 1999. He talks about his experience in Russia, and looks at what lies ahead for Putin and the country.
Echo of Moscow’s U.S. correspondent and frequent TAI contributor Karina Orlova then returns to the program to discuss corruption and propaganda in Russia today, arguing that the United States ought to counter the Kremlin’s push to control information in Western media by pushing to make its own voice better heard within Russia itself.