From Sochi to Yerevan

Series Society & Culture Travel
modern Russia
6 x 45’
Hans Pool
De Haaien and VPRO Television
HD available

Russia Today – From Moscow to Magadan (7 x 45’), From Moscow to Murmansk (8 x 45’), From Sochi to Yerevan (6 x 45’)

In From Moscow to Magadan journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius travels around modern Russia and its satellite states in a quest for authentic and interesting stories that dominate the lives of ordinary Russians. Speaking Russian fluently, Jelle travels from the west to the east part of Russia and visits the endless Russian countryside and villages. In the second series From Moscow to Murmansk, Jelle travels from north to south, along Russia’s biggest river, the Wolga. A journey that carries us through unknown cities such as Murmansk, Volgograd, Nizjni and Novgorod. In the third series From Sochi to Yerevan Jelle manages again to reveal an unknown side of Russia today.

In this series Jelle Brandt Corstius travels from Sochi in Russia through the Caucasus to Yerevan in Armenia. Far from political power games and war intrigues, he visits remote mountain villages and meets proud people with a strong desire to be independent.