The Russian Mall Boom

Jan 3, 2013

Shopping malls have come to Russia. Investors as diverse as IKEA and Wall Street banks are funneling money into new Russian shopping centers. They are big, and very popular. Russian malls are anchored by grocery stores, where aisles full of fresh food dazzle older shoppers who still carry memories of shortages and food lines. We talk with The New York Times' Moscow correspondent Andrew Kramer about the malls of Russia.

 Also this hour: IMDb TV editor Melanie McFarland gives us the guilty pleasures of the new TV season, we listen back to the life of an old-time radio announcer and Sara Dickerman offers a tasty new year’s cleansing diet.