Around the World in 80 Days, Day 35: Mother Russia

It’s #ATW80 Day 35, and Larry and Zachary find themselves in the shadows of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia – certainly a dramatic change of scenery from their previous stop in Delhi, India. It’s a country Larry has been in many times before (his first visit just after the collapse of the Soviet Union), but each time he goes, it’s a little different. Case in point: He and Zachary actually found a Krispy Kreme Donuts on Red Square – a far cry from all the goose-stepping communist legions passing there years ago.

Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show to explain the cultural changes going on in that country, whether its people’s freedoms are growing or shrinking, and, of course, Vladimir Putin. Listen below, and enjoy:

 

And while we’re at it, take a look at some thought-provoking stats on the mother of all socialist states: