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WorldLink: Russia's crackdown on rap

Russia's rap scene is still reeling after authorities canceled a wave of concerts across the country last year. Bureaucrats and police justified their actions by calling the music immoral. But rapper Ptakha says artists are only documenting social realities in Russia, and that it'll take more than political pressure to silence them.