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Parodies of the Putin Spectacle

On Friday, I gave a talk called “Putin: Spectacle and Anti-Spectacle” with several clips from some amazing videos.    Here’s a really funny one that RH readers might enjoy:  “I work in United Russia”    

It is clearly a spoof on the Russian leader learning that he is being called a thief and immediately blaming his subordinate.   The video then goes on to show scenes from United Russia juxtaposed against scenes from Soviet life.

By Elizabeth Wood

Elizabeth Wood is Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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