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» » Russia with Simon Reeve Episode #1.3 (2017)

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The concluding leg of the adventurer's epic journey begins in Crimea, which became part of neighboring Ukraine only since Soviet leader Crushtsev, but was annexed by Russia in 2014, yet reintegration into Russia may prove a disaster for all concerned despite all Putin's investments besides the trouble across the Ukrainian border. Simon meets the eccentric and fearless owner of a safari park who likes to get up close and personal with his pride of lions, then comes across a small hospital where he meets an inspirational doctor trying to protect his clinic from closure. Arriving in Moscow he meets a woman who was arrested for protesting against her flat being demolished, and finally arrives in St Petersburg, where he joins fighters at a patriotic martial arts club.

Episode cast overview:
Simon Reeve Simon Reeve - Himself - Presenter
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