Russia vs. Russia




Twenty years after Vladimir Putin came to power, Russia is deeply divided.A young, modern generation has emerged who oppose the regime's ever growingrepression. Meanwhile the Kremlin, which retains the support of much of theolder generation, has hardened its repression against all opposition. Who arethese ordinary people dreaming of a different Russia? What price will they payfor the justice and freedom they desire? We interview both sides and show whatis at stake for everyone. 

In the last 20 years, the right to demonstrate has been increasinglyrestricted by laws passed in order to justify and legitimise the repression ofopposition. A dozen opposition members have been poisoned. Alexei Navalny isonly the latest name in an ever-growing list. When he surprised everyone byreturning to Moscow, Olga was one of those who tried to go to the airport tomeet him.  She also went to one of the demonstrations Nalvany called for,a decision that would have serious consequences…

The Russia regime promotes the idea that foreign agents feed WesternRussophobia, and that Navalny, his supporters, NGOs, and journalists are allcomplicit in this. But Navalny and his supporters, as well as dissidents bothinside and outside Russia, tell a different story. They say that PresidentPutin’s regime is a kleptocracy.


Main producer

Yuzu Productions


Stéphane Bentura


Valdis Celmiņš

Ralf Klingelhöfer

Stéphane Bentura

Pavel Sergeev

Xavier Luizet

Nigina Beroeva


Damien Lefèvre


Uldis Cekulis

Christian Popp