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Roman v Kremlin

Can an opposition activist in Russia successfully challenge the might of the country's president?
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 12:10

Filmmaker: Oliver Englehart

The opposition movement is being slowly strangled in Russia.

New laws are making it difficult to protest, voices challenging the government are being imprisoned and, in amongst this turmoil, Roman Dobrokhotov is attempting to stand up and be counted.

He is a PhD student and pro-democracy activist with his sights set on Vladimir Putin, the Orthodox Church and far-right nationalists.

Roman has been arrested 120 times. His actions - part performance art, part comedy and part political statement - are daring and entertaining. But his cause is deadly serious.

He is looking to cause a stir in the Kremlin.

 
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