Russia: An Optical Illusion (podcast)

UK 2022

Project Description

Russia: An Optical Illusion is a four-part scripted documentary podcast. It explores the abyss between the country's pre-2022 image as a modernising state en route to democracy and the harsh reality of Putin’s Russia. Did Russians and foreigners fall for this optical illusion, or chose to close their eyes to the harsh reality behind it? Each of the four episodes deconstructs and analyses the reputation laundering and manipulation of public opinion that helped the country's leadership mask what it has been all along: an imperialist project.
  • Created By Masha Egieva
  • Development Producer Raphaël Duhamel