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“The Reddest of the Blacks”


For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

The Gangs of Russia

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Guest:

Svetlana Stephenson is a Reader in Sociology at London Metropolitan University. Her research has involved studying informal and criminal social networks in Russia as well as perceptions of social justice and human rights in a comparative context. She is the author of Gangs of Russia, From the Streets to the Corridors of Power  published by Cornell University Press in 2015.

Music:

N.W.A, “Straight Outta Compton,” Straight Outta Compton, 1988 (clean version, unfortunately).