Nostalgia or Revolution?
With the support of the Pascal Decroos Fund, MO * journalist Pieter Stockmans and photographer Mashid Mohadjerin travel through a number of important cities in European Russia to describe and image the revolutionary forces in 2017, 100 years after the Russian revolution of 1917.
Who are the Russians who overcome their fear every few years to have their voices heard? How do the different forces of opposition in Russia think about the commemoration of the revolutions of 1917, a few months before Putin is likely to be re-elected until 2024 as president? Will that term of office be one of shrinking freedom, greater repression and instability in Russia? Stockmans and Mohadjerin scrutinize the active Russian civil society and NGOs that were labeled as "foreign agents". They seek out participants of the March and June 2017 protests and try to find out who they are and what their background is. They investigate whether the patriotic symbolism, of the sacrifice of individual complaints in favor of the defense of the fatherland, still appeals to the Putin generation, the youngsters born or raised under Putin since 1999.
Aleksej Navalny, de luis in de pels van Vladimir Poetin - MO*.be, 5/09/ 2017
Rusland: revoluties komen en gaan, maar de tsaar blijft bestaan - MO*.be, 9/11/2017
De man die Poetin uit het zadel kan lichten - MO*.be, 27/11/2017
Spionnen van het Westen, of echte patriotten? - MO*.be, 11/12/2017
De Poetingeneratie: blinde vogeltjes of toekomstige leiders? - MO*be, 19 /12/2017
Russisch Aktionisme is niet dood! - Mo.be, 17/04/2018
Jonge Russen getuigen - MO*.be, 20/12/2017
Spionnen van het Westen, of echte patriotten? - MO* Magazine, 11/12/2017
"Lenin draait zich honderd jaar na de revolutie om in zijn mausoleum" - Radio1.be, 11/11/2017
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