Theatre of hope. Legal aliens

Theatre of hope (01.30, 09.30, 17.30)

Until quite recently someone in a wheelchair was a rare sight in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities. Now it’s becoming a familiar sight. Vadim Fisson is from St. Petersburg and is one of the first people in Russia who have proved that someone in a wheelchair can enjoy a successful life and career. Talented stage director and self-made man he manages to create an atmosphere of joy and creativity around him. Get closer to his world in our XL Report.

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Legal aliens (05.30, 13.30, 21.30)

For many years Latvia desired independence. In 1991 it finally gained it. Now Latvia has strained relations with Russian Federation due to Russian discontent with its citizenship policies, as well as Latvia's requests for Russia to recognise it as continuous with the first Latvian Republic. The country is divided… Former Soviet soldiers are fined if seen in uniform. Some ethnic Russians hold so-called alien’s passports. Anti-fascist protestors pay penalties for their actions while some Latvians embrace their release from so-called Soviet occupation. Find out more about modern Latvian realities in out XL Report.

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