Beyond Stoli and Snowden: The Rift between Russia and the US

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Asylum for Edward Snowden, anti-gay laws and support for Syria's dictator are just some of the reasons the US is frustrated with Russia. This week, President Obama cancelled a summit with Vladimir Putin. Angry gay-rights supporters here and in Europe are pushing for a boycott of the Russian Winter Olympics. Today, Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his Russian counterpart in Washington. He said the two countries sometimes disagree but that's no reason not to negotiate. They'll discuss missile defense, Afghanistan, North Korea and Syria. We look at the frosty relations between the US and Russia.

Credits

Guests:
Matthew Rojansky - Wilson Center - @MatthewRojansky, Masha Gessen - Russian-American journalist and author - @mashagessen, Kris van der Veen - Dutch filmmaker - @ikbenKRIS, Walter Richmond - Occidental College, Nina Berezner - Russian political activist

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Evan George, Sonata Lee Narcisse, Christian Bordal