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?
The Sunday YouTube Part II: Russia, Perishing