Episode 21: The Kremlin cracks down

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In Russia, people have taken to the streets in their largest numbers in years to protest the barring of opposition candidates from local elections next month. The scope and brutality of the crackdown has marked a new level of repression. Journalist Karina Orlova talks to Greg about what it says about the Kremlin’s direction and Russia’s current political climate. Karina Orlova is a contributing writer to The American Interest magazine and Washington correspondent for Echo of Moscow radio.