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Don't Insult the President. And Why Rural Russian Doctors Are Striking

— Russians are learning the hard way what happens when you take Putin’s name in vain. We speak with Moscow Times editor, Daniel Kozin, about a new law against insulting the authorities.

— If it's demonstrations against trash disposal, then it’s against new churches, restrictions or internet censorship. We’ve covered them all on the podcast, and now, doctors are protesting. We speak to Andrew Kramer from The New York Times about how doctors in rural Russia are speaking up against low wages.

From Russia With News is hosted by Jonathan Brown and produced by Pjotr Sauer. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow.

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