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Why young Russians are racing with faulty, Cold War-era cars

  • Aired: 12/30/2017
  • 04:31
  • Rating: NR
On the streets of Moscow, young Russians are participating in a highly symbolic race: they’re scooping up Ladas, an old-school emblem of the Cold War era, and racing them against fancier sports cars. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin talks to them about the nostalgia and patriotism behind the races.
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