Tom Vennink is a Dutch journalist. He worked and lived for six years in Russia as a correspondent for de Volkskrant. In November 2021 he was – all of a sudden – expelled from Russia. ‘Reason’: an administrative offence. He had to leave the country within three days. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in February 2022, many foreign journalists were forced to leave Russia. The biggest country on earth risks becoming a black spot for the world. How does Vennink, who now reports from Ukraine, see his beloved Russia these days? Does he see any hope for the future of Ukraine and of Russia? In cooperation with Enschede for Peace, Novel-T SMART and Sirius.