(GW) Russia takes the status of its athletes very seriously, but do they equate athletic success to international success? Professor Robert Orttung tells us why Russia may use its athletes as a metric to compare itself to other countries around the world.
"[Russia] is very much concerned about promoting its athletes as a way of proving that it’s a great country compared to the other countries in the world"
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