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Why Russia gets more nationalistic under Putin | VPRO Documentary



Why does Russia get more nationalistic under Putin? Why is nationalism in Russia a big topic? And what is modern Russia under Putin pursuing for a strategy? Dutch journalist and Russia expert Jelle Brandt Corstius tries to find out who is pushing the forces behind Putin’s desire for expansion and why people in Russia are again embracing nationalism.

In this eight-part travel series, Jelle Brandt Corstius travels through Russia and visits the neighbor countries Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. How do the the Russians look at their neighbors and vice versa? What are the relations between the powerful Russia and the other former Soviet republics? And how do the countries around Russia treat their Russian inhabitants? A series about propaganda and identity.

Since Crimea is seized by Russia something has changed. The kindness and spontaneity are gone and the old mistrust of the West has come up again. Jelle Brandt Corstius talks to people on the street, in a shop where Putin T-shirts are sold, visits Siberian separatists, and meets Putin’s philosopher and advisor Aleksandr Dugin, who rewrote the idea of Eurasia.

For the first time since World War II, a European country invaded another. The Crimea was again part of Russia, as it should be. And for the first time since the fall of the Berlin Wall, they could be proud of something. A patriot law passed by the Duma is intended to make the Russians even more patriotic. The law comes into effect in schools, in the media and also in singing choirs. A conservative, traditional life is promoted. Brandt visits a military choir that performs patriotic songs and speaks to people who feel strengthened thanks to Putin.

Original title: Grensland: Beleefde mensen (2/8)
Director: Alexander Oey and Jelle Brandt Corstius
September 2015

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Rushikesh Tribhuwan
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Rushikesh Tribhuwan

Didn't understand anything but those ladies r damn cute. Don't knw about hotness as it ws protected by "putin".

Y G
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Y G

These Russians women are gorgeous. God damn

Robert Cece
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Robert Cece

All Russians know their countries collapsing 1 day after Putin leaves power. The CIA will infiltrate your government. Nobody will know who's Russian or being paid by Americans trust will evaporate overnight & civil war will break out.

01denese
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01denese

The Prof is overlooking that we all live on the same planet . We can't risk having a large country off doing their own thing. What happens if it goes horrible wrong? We could have WWIII.

Вадим N.
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Вадим N.

I'm russian, 24 yo. The whole youth nowadays, including army hate putin and his government, as he's taken away pensions of our parents and fully destroyed economy, medicine, education. Who are those freaks who approve his being alive, not to say about policy..??? You can't find them in Russia. Not in cities at least..

Elkiin Ricon
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Elkiin Ricon

Siberia ara grande a Rusia….
y Siberia?……..

Bill Otinger
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Bill Otinger

During WW11 WE helped RUSSIA a LOT and After the WAR WE helped Russia REBUILD, We sent GENERAL ELECTRIC to RUSSIA and So MUCH COPPER WIRE we were Short Supply see MAJOR JORDAN DIARIES Video , He Keep RECORDS , We Even Helped them Build thier First nuclear Bombs, etc etc The GRACE COMMISSION set up by Regan Found out 1/3 of All Taxes Collected by the IRS went to RUSSIA to Help Build the kAMA Military Plant, and 1/3 Went to the Vatican 1/3 Went to London, First it was Sent to a TRUST FUND in PUERTO RICO From… Read more »

Bill Otinger
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Bill Otinger

In 1863 The TZAR Alexandria 11 Helped ABRAHAM LINCOLN , In 1917 The HEAD INVESTIGATOR for the PENTAGON Mr HIRAM DUKE Said when over 1000 JESUITS Failed to OVERTHROW the TZAR , JACOB SCHIFF sent 325 ASSASSINS and 20 MILLION in GOLD COINS to RUSSIA to KILL the TZAR and HIS FAMILY, see Video JESUIT INFILTRATION of the SDA CHURCH, I have a Video where a JESUIT BOAST they have INFILTRATED and Control ALL RELIGIONS they been Doing this since 1540 to Put the POPE in CHARGE of the Whole World see google JESUIT OATH, Start WARS then FINANCE Both… Read more »

Jan Abovitt
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Jan Abovitt

Het oude wantrouwen voor het westen is weer terug. NATUURLIJK! Wat had je anders verwacht? Rusland is reeds meer dan 20 jaar gesanktioneerd door het westen. 1990 McDonalds… ja ze hadden niets anders. Het land was kapot. En wie profiteerde ervan? Juist. De VSA. Nu weten de Russen beter. Weg met die brol. Maak plaats voor echt Russisch fastfood. Als McDonalds de maatstaf is, dan is dit wel de eerste slechte docu die ik van VPRO te zien kreeg. Een echte naieve kijk op Rusland. Jammer. VPRO kan veel beter.

Pvk Jhilk
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Pvk Jhilk

Russia's Patriot Act is actually Patriotic.. how forward thinking

Vane Trajkovski
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Vane Trajkovski

You can cheers only and gays and lesbian in you fucing Netherlands greeting from Macedonia

Vane Trajkovski
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Vane Trajkovski

Fuck you fucing duch all propaganda about president Putin

RobosergTV
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RobosergTV

Modern Russia is a fascist country under authoritarian leader

YoshiPeach Mario
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YoshiPeach Mario

So funny how the white Russians in Siberia are saying they want all the immigrants to go home… are they deluded?

YoshiPeach Mario
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YoshiPeach Mario

dayam, those Russian ladies…

Sven Stein
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Sven Stein

Only the western narrative is seen here…. not a documentary, only propaganda and smears !

mahesh karthick
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mahesh karthick

Wonderful Documentary! Keep GOING VPRO! 👍

SISYPHUS VASILIAS
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SISYPHUS VASILIAS

Russia: Does OK > Well
Russians: Are Happy > Optimistic
EU media: "How do we keep people afraid of Russia?….I know lets call moderate satisfaction; "Nationalism!"

SISYPHUS VASILIAS
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SISYPHUS VASILIAS

Western EU countries are terrified and offended that people in other European countries are content NOT being in the EU.

SISYPHUS VASILIAS
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SISYPHUS VASILIAS

"Distrust of the West is back."
REALLY!!!!! after the EU/US have spent the last 5yrs trying to ruin their economy with sanctions and using every Western media to accuse Russians of every crime ever invented!
What a SHOCK!!!

zena x
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zena x

The dutch lunatics debate bestiality sickos

Florian Augsbergers
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Florian Augsbergers

Thank you. 😀

baits
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baits

Putin is the best leader of all times , he has done so much for russian that russians will never forget , transformed at a fast pace never seen before .

Friedrich Schmidt
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Friedrich Schmidt

Why do those girls in the T-shirt shop look like they walked out of my dreams?
Anyway, all hail to Putin. Great man.

Cybair
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Cybair

On est pas dupes.
C'est une video de diabolisation de la Russie.
Heureusement, les Russes sont assez lucides pour reconnaître les manoeuvres vicieuses de l'Ouest.

TJ T
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TJ T

great work vpro!

chow tt
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chow tt

God bless Mother Russia

chow tt
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chow tt

Homosexual Obama is jealous

nicnotnick
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nicnotnick

"There are tubalars, half Russian, half tubalar, but there are few full-blooded tubalars left with any knowledge of our culture"

"What a pity"

Damn, is VPRO ethno nationalist now? That's the exact thing Europeans are worried about too!

SISYPHUS VASILIAS
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SISYPHUS VASILIAS

Meanwhile in Nederlands: Actual NAZIs

SISYPHUS VASILIAS
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SISYPHUS VASILIAS

What outright lies. Before Crimea, NATO invaded Serbia and annexed Kosovo. That was a european invasion. How corrupt must VPRO be to promote such obviously false information.

Chris Tian
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Chris Tian

Wat een gelul!VPRO is ook al een papagaaienmedia. Domme napraterij van fakenewsoutlets?Doe eens beter onderzoek ga zelf naar de Krim , de Russen kiezen voor Putin omdat hij werkelijke iets bereikt heeft, namelijk de redding van de Russische Fedseratie. Nederland heeft nog nooit een staatsman gehad die ook maar een beetje te vergelijken is met Putin. Doe je huiswerk goed en je komt erachter dat het een fenomeen is.T is het "criminele"Westen die voor een groot deel alleen aan bashen doen.Om een profiel van Poetin te krijgen die in elk geval de richting of de grote lijnen aangeeft van wat… Read more »