March 2006. Fifteen years after the fall of Communism, Marcel Theroux goes on a personal journey through Putin’s Russia for British TV. He discovers a country that’s literally dying.
A reader writes: “I can imagine Russians saying that they could find a whole lot of bad things in America if they wanted to and make an anti-American film. The question is could they find a sadistic alcoholic facist police chief (who got promoted) in a chance encounter, when he stopped them from filming a community of outcast non-white American citizens awaiting deportation because they where and embarrassment?”
And indeed, is it really a comfort to Russians to believe that although they are destroying their nation, America also will be destroyed? Does hatred of America supecede love of Russia among Russians?