Altai, where might makes right - From Moscow to Magadan
In this episode, we visit the Altai Mountains. The Altai mountains are a located in Central and East Asia, and are shared by Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan. In the remote village of Korgon there is a lot of space waste that fell from the sky. Sometimes even on houses. The residents are left behind and the authorities refuse to hear anything about it, despite their responsibilities towards the citizens. In addition, Jelle visits a shaman who has to help him out of his cold feet in a traditional way.\n\nOriginal title: Van Moskou tot Magadan - Altai, het recht van de sterkste\n\nWhat's left of communism? How big are the differences between the poor and the rich? What is the influence of corruption? Is Russia a \"young democracy\" (as former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende previously said)?Is it a \"sovereign democracy\" (according to Putin) or a \"fascist regime\" (as read in The Economist)? Jelle Brandt Corstius is looking for the topics that rule the life of ordinary Russians in Russia.\n\nPresented by: Jelle Brandt Corstius\n© VPRO February 2009\n\nThis channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best.\n\nSo subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you!\nmore information at www.VPRObroadcast.com \n\nVisit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast:\nVPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75PWWQrls0z6fh0loY5I4Q\nVPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnazGScKQfGauk7YNyI21w\nVPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9sXw4ZdPEIp6bYGvLW-_iA\nVPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A\nVPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KX3q7zIz7s2rjooBfl6Nw\nVPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-p9faJQsBObRNiKY8QF2NQ\nVPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA\n\nEnglish, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union. In this episode, we visit the Altai Mountains.