Generation Putin is an hour-long radio special on young people and politics in the Former Soviet Union. The special was produced by the Seattle Globalist and PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, with the support of the Open Society Foundations.
Brooke Gladstone is the host, and Martha Little is the editor. Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville produced the special, with a lot of help from Alex Stonehill. The show was supported by WNYC, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, and the University of Washington.
Thanks to our interpreters: Arthur Bondar in Ukraine, Nino Chimadkaze in Georgia, Andrey Grishin in Kazakhstan, and Vassili Sonkine in Russia.
Megan Calbero, Michelle Conerly and Sihanouk Mariona all helped us log over 100 hours of audio footage.
Sara Stogner kept the office running like a well-oiled machine.
Sabrina Roach is in charge of community engagement.
Morgan Dusatko helped us with the final sound mix.
Jenny Asarnow helped us record voicing.
Eli Finn-Hyman read the pen pal letter.
And John Barth made the journalist’s dream phone call when he invited us to pitch this project.
Many people helped us with the reporting: Katya Yefimova, Oksana Yushko, Yörük Işık, Anna in Sevastopol, Alexandra in Aktau, Rami Grunbaum in Seattle.
We use music in the show from: The XX, Kevin MacLeod, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wu-Tang Clan, Takezhan, Morgan Dusatko, Tchaikovsky, Scorpions, TBASA, Ray Charles, Basil Poledouris, The Tempers, Lazer Kitty, and Pussy Riot.
And of course, huge thanks to everyone we interviewed.