Echolocation 15. Russia – The Elephant in the room

Despite that 32 years has passed since Moldova and Georgia became independent, Russia and Russian culture and language continuous to play an important role in the two countries. What does it mean to young people on the two countries? And how is it like to be a Russian exile activist living in Sweden?

How has the relation been affected by the Russian war against Ukraine? What about the Russian minorities in the countries and how will the relation with Russia look like once the war in Ukraine has come to an end?

Listen to a new episode of Echolocation.


  • Marina Slashcheva, PhD student, from Russia, living in Sweden.
  • Levani Iaganashvili, KNews, Georgia.
  • Alina Girnet, Diez, Moldova.

Host: David Isaksson, Global Bar Magazine/Global Podd.

Listen on Podcaster here.

Echolocation – bringing Your voices together is a special podcast cooperation between Georgia (Knews), Moldova (Diez) and Sweden (Global Bar Magazine/Global Podd). Our aim is to create an echo through society by inviting young people to make their voices heard, exchange information and opinions.

The project is implemented with support from the Swedish Institute.


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