JRL NEWSWATCH AUDIO: “Generation Putin; Russia’s youth flex their political power” – PRI/ Indra Ekmanis/ Producer Daniel Ofman

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“… For more than 33 million Russians under age 20, the leadership of Putin is the only type of government they’ve ever known. Putin succeeded Boris Yeltsin as president in 2000. Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin Since then he’s bounced between the offices of president and prime minister, most recently barring Navalny from running against him in the 2018 presidential elections. … young Russians … turn to the internet to get most of their information. … Navalny’s own YouTube channel has 2.7 million subscribers and the Navalny Live channel has nearly 1 million followers. … File Photo of Alexei Navalny Marching on Street with Others in Background; adapted from image at commons.wikimedia.org with credit to Evgeny Feldman, subject to Creative Commons license; original image at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FEV_1795_(cropped1).jpg, with license information at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en and creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcodeis one of the main ways the Russia of the Future party gets out its message … embedded in the channel’s investigative reporting into corruption high up in the Russian government. … Russia of the Future is part political party, part media hub – and for young people interested in change, it’s part of a disrupting force. …”

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