David Remnick Returns from Sochi
Monday, February 24, 2014
The Winter Olympics are over, but the geopolitical conversation about Russia's internal conflicts and place on the world stage continues. The New Yorker editor David Remnick, who was in Sochi doing commentary for NBC, discusses the games, Russian politics, the latest from Ukraine, and more.
David Remnick says Putin's exploits are good fodder for the Daily Show, but at home, for many Russians, "it reads as vital and assertive."— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 24, 2014
"I would be shocked to see Russia intervene militarily in Ukraine" says Remnick, but Putin is in a "very confused state" re: how to react.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 24, 2014