Despite his critical gaze, Andrei Nekrasov was keen to help us present Russia in its truest light, in all its multi-coloured shades, complexity and diversity.
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Andrei Nekrasov has made his speciality trying to interpret his homeland and in some cases zoom in on some of the worst scandals of its contemporary history.
You cannot apply a western template to understanding Russia, so we embarked on this project with as open minds as possible.
We travelled around the country for the best part of a year meeting and filming with a variety of Russians, in order to gain a deeper perception of Russia today.