Children’s Choir of the USSR

More holiday catch-up. BBC Documentaries did a program on the Children’s Choir of the USSR. A good way to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union. [display_podcast] Here’s a performance of Crocodile Gena:  

Stephen Cohen on Democracy Now!

I’m not sure how I missed this, but Amy Goodman did a segment on Democracy Now! with Stephen Cohen. Topics include the Russian protests, the Communist Party, and the general political mood of the populace. Decent discussion, I thought. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/12/30/story/election_fraud_galvanizes_russian_opposition_communist http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/12/30/story/election_fraud_galvanizes_russian_opposition_communist