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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.

Conspiracy Theories in Russia

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Guest:

Ilya Yablokov is a lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds where he specializes in Russian media and international broadcasting, Russian politics, conspiracy theories, and nation-building in the post-Soviet space. He’s the author of Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World published by Polity.

Music:

Garbage, “I Think I’m Paranoid,” Version 2.0, 1998.