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Russia and India

10 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 12 March 2012

Reports by Tim Whewell in Russia and Hasit Shah in India, presented by Owen Bennett Jones.

Catherine the Great - modern Russian icon
Tim Whewell visits the city named after the 18th Century ruler, and finds an admirer. What parallels can be drawn with modern day Russia?

Tracking roots in India
Hasit Shah returns to the picturesque village his grandfather left 90 years ago. He is not the only person to have returned to explore his ancestors' home.


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