We fly to Lithuania, which has become a refuge for Russian opposition figures in exile because of repression in their own country. From there, they try to convince Russians and the world to take action against President Vladimir Putin’s government. In Siberia, other Kremlin critics see themselves as in a form of internal exile. As European leaders struggle over how to deal with Russia, mixing sanctions with dialogue, we ask: What does the future hold for Russia, and for its opposition?
With interviews from: Vladimir Milov, an aide to Alexei Navalny living in exile; Pyotr Tolstoy, deputy speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament; Vladimir Kara-Murza, opposition politician; Danute Gailiene, professor of psychology at the University of Vilnius; Jacques Maire, MP in French parliament with President Emmanuel Macron’s “En Marche!” party; Viktor Muchnik, chief editor of independent Russian media outlet TV2 in Tomsk; Mikhail Khodorkovsky, exiled Russian businessman and opposition figure; Yekaterina Schulmann, political scientist specializing in Russia. Archives: Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel