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Russia and Italy

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 December 2012

Steve Rosenberg reflects on crime, impunity and police inaction in rural areas far from Moscow, and asks why Russians' traditional faith in central authority seems so undisturbed.

Dany Mitzman, near Verona, joins a traditional, unmechanised olive harvest - and takes home a litre of 'green gold' for her pains.

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