The barrage of scaremongering by the British press before the football World Cup painted Russia as a tyrannical country unsafe for tourists and football fans alike… but the reality has been very different. So, was this Western media onslaught a mistake, or just the latest instalment of post-Cold-War rhetoric to malign Russia? Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by writer and broadcaster John Wight to discuss why both sides are locked in a frozen conflict.
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