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The Evictors

Around Moscow, there’s a whole industry of so-called “black creditors” — microfinance institutions (or MFOs) that swindle and seize debtors’ homes. Ivan Golunov’s investigation for Meduza has discovered that almost 500 apartments have been seized from their owners over the past five years without so much as a court order. In fact, this scheme involves more than simply “squeezing” people from their homes. It is possibly part of a wider, international money-laundering system. Here’s Meduza special correspondent Ivan Golunov on the ins and outs of this industry.

Youth Movements in Eastern Europe

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Guest:

Olena Nikolayenko is Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University. Her research interests include comparative democratization, social movements, political behavior, women’s activism, and youth, with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. She’s the author of Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe published by Cambridge University Press.

Music:

King Curtis, “Memphis Soul Stew,” Soul: The Collection, 2017.