Is it possible to fight the authorities by working for them? Former police officer and history teacher talks about opposition within state structures

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As a policeman, this man tried to do everything in his power to ease the lives of political activists who came across his way. As a history teacher, he told children the truth about the war.

In this episode we tell the story of Andrei Shestakov, an ex-police officer and a former school teacher from the small town in Yakutia. He got a job at the school and refused to teach the false history of Russia and opposed the war. As a result, he was monitored by the FSB.

What changed his beliefs? And how did he cease to be the "dog of the regime" and become a part of the Russian resistance? Listen to his story in the episode.

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This podcast is produced by Paper Media — independent media from St. Petersburg. Our site was blocked by the Russian government because of reporting on the Russian-Ukrainian war, but we continue telling the truth and engage in independent journalism. 

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