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Russia Rising is an investigative limited series hosted by Jeff Semple, the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News. In this series we’ll talk to Russian Trolls, look at Cyberwarfare and Hacking, KGB agents, and The Putin Generation. Jeff is on the ground gathering stories to form pieces of a puzzle, to separate fact from fiction, and unravel the mystery behind Putin’s Russia.

Russia Rising is an investigative limited series hosted by Jeff Semple, the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News. In this series we’ll talk to Russian Trolls, look at Cyberwarfare and Hacking, KGB agents, and The Putin Generation. Jeff is on the ground gathering stories to form pieces of a puzzle, to separate fact from fiction, and unravel the mystery behind Putin’s Russia.
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Russia Rising is an investigative limited series hosted by Jeff Semple, the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News. In this series we’ll talk to Russian Trolls, look at Cyberwarfare and Hacking, KGB agents, and The Putin Generation. Jeff is on the ground gathering stories to form pieces of a puzzle, to separate fact from fiction, and unravel the mystery behind Putin’s Russia.

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Episodes

Interview with Niki Reitmayer | 8

3/18/2019
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In this special episode, Niki Reitmayer, host of "This Is Why", and producer of "When Life Gives You Parkinson's" speaks with Jeff Semple about the making of Russia Rising, and gets a few updates on the stories covered this season.

Duration:00:30:15

Russia Rising Introduces you to Crime Beat

3/14/2019
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“Crime Beat” is a new investigative podcast series hosted by Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt. She's been covering cases for over the past 20 years and knows her hometown by the crime scenes she's been to. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each bi-weekly episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news. Here’s a sneak peek from episode 2 of the series…. and while you’re listening, search and subscribe to “Crime Beat” for...

Duration:00:11:49

The Putin Generation | 7

3/11/2019
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An estimated 28 million Russian young people who were born after Putin first rose to power two decades ago. Russia’s 66-year-old strongman was first sworn-in back on May 7, 2000, and he has remained in the Kremlin’s seat of power, either as President or Prime Minister, ever since. This week we talk to those young people to find out what the future holds for Russia. Contact: Twitter: @JeffSempleGN Email: RussiaRising@Curiouscast.ca Guests: Anton Fedyashin - Associate Professor and...

Duration:00:27:50

The New Space Race | 6

3/4/2019
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On the sixth episode of Russia Rising, we’ll boldly go where no podcast has gone before. The International Space Station has long been heralded as a beacon of geopolitical cooperation, where representatives from 18 countries have lived and worked together, trusting each other with their lives. And all of them, including Canada and the United States, rely on Russia to hitch a ride to the stars. But that close, interconnected relationship is now being tested, as space becomes increasingly...

Duration:00:29:45

Maskirovka | 5

2/25/2019
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On the fifth episode of Russia Rising, we’ll explore the growing information war between Russia and the West. Whether it's a chemical weapons attack in Syria, the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England or the war in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin often promotes a much different version of events from the one being presented by Western governments. And in an age of fake news, social media and countless alternative online news sources, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction and...

Duration:00:25:51

The Poisoning of Sergei Skripal | 4

2/18/2019
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On this episode of Russia Rising, we’ll visit Salisbury, England — the historic cathedral city that became the site of the first chemical nerve agent attack on European soil since the Second World War. The poisoning of former Russian double-agent Sergey Skripal in March 2018 prompted one of the most explosive and controversial allegations facing the Kremlin today: Were Russian secret intelligence agents responsible for the botched assassination? And if so, how could trained Russian spies...

Duration:00:28:34

Hackers | 3

2/11/2019
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On this episode of Russia Rising, we’ll visit the front-lines of a growing cyber-war, where hackers from Russia, Iran, China and other countries are battling for control of everything from your online bank account to your city’s hydro grid. To understand how these hackers operate, we’ll speak with a guy who used to be one: Alexandr Varskoy is a former Russian hacker. We’ll also explore the underworld of financial crime cyber, by speaking with Nicholas Palmer, the Director of International...

Duration:00:24:02

The Rise of Vladimir Putin | 2

2/4/2019
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On this episode of Russia Rising, we’ll take a closer look at the man who has ruled over the world’s largest country for nearly two decades: Vladimir Putin was a poor kid from a tough neighbourhood who became a Russian KGB agent, a billionaire and the country’s longest-serving leader since Stalin. Along the way, he’s also been accused of committing a laundry list of atrocities. To truly understand what motivates Putin — why he does what he does — we need to know where he came from. To...

Duration:00:29:33

Hunting for Internet Trolls | 1

1/27/2019
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On the first episode of Russia Rising podcast, we’ll visit the former home of the notorious Russian troll factory in St. Petersburg, which the United States accuses of meddling in its 2016 presidential election. We’ll investigate how those Russian internet trolls operate and whether other countries, specifically Canada, are targeted too. If you enjoy Russia Rising, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your...

Duration:00:26:48

Russia Rising - Trailer

1/2/2019
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Russia Rising is an investigative limited series premiering this Monday January 28th. Hosted by Jeff Semple, the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News, this series will look at Russian Trolls, Cyberwarfare, Hacking, KGB agents, and The Putin Generation. Jeff is on the ground gathering stories to form pieces of a puzzle, to separate fact from fiction, and unravel the mystery of Russia’s rise.

Duration:00:02:00