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From Our Own Correspondent - Russia and Germany

Alex Preston explores rehabilitation with a difference for ex-convicts in Siberia; Steve Evans sings the praises of German frugality, from discount wine to plain boiled dinners.

Alex Preston visits an extraordinary home in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, which offers help - of a rough-edged kind - to ex-convicts, bewildered in today's Russia after many years inside. And Steve Evans ponders the historical roots of German frugality. From discount supermarkets to Eurozone fiscal discipline, from unexpectedly low wage rates to surprisingly humble dinner party menus, he argues this is culture with a tight grip on its purse strings. (Image: Hands hold a bowl of soup, Credit: Getty Images)

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 4:50AM Tue, 20 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 11:50AM Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 10 minutes

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