For this Russia Z edition of The Calvert Journal podcast, writer Owen Hatherley, academic and lecturer Michal Murawski, and critic Anna Shevchenko sit down together to dissect the complex nature of Russian cities — and how wealth, power, and ideology shape their past and their future.

Photograph: Fedor Konukhov
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