Russia's Reemergence As A Global Power, Filmmaker Angus Macqueen On "Gulag" And The Oriental Institute Hosts An Egyptian Film Festival
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On today's show:
- Reacting to alleged election tampering and heightened geopolitical tensions, the Obama Administration ejected 35 top Russian diplomats from the U.S. We discuss how Russia is regaining its footing as a global power.
- WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik talks with award-winning filmmaker Angus Macqueen about his 1999 documentary “Gulag,” which documents the history of the forced labor camps during the Stalin era of the Soviet Union.
- This week, the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute has a lineup of events and exhibits through the end of March.