Sesame Street Turned Into a Rocky Road on Its Way Into Russia

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It was when the man who had promised to broadcast her show on one of Russia’s top TV networks was murdered that Natasha Lance Rogoff realized she wasn’t in Kansas anymore.

Sure, this wasn’t the first example of the chaos and corruption endemic in post-Soviet Russia in the 1990s—previously, an oligarch who had committed to financing the show survived having his car blown up and fled the country. Later on, Lance Rogoff’s production studios would be taken over by the military, everyone forced to evacuate, and given no access to equipment and

scripts. Yet another TV executive who had agreed to broadcast her show was also assassinated.

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