Latest update: 05/03/2010
- diplomacy - Dmitry Medvedev - France - Nicolas Sarkozy - Russia
Russia: Friend or Foe?
As President Sarkozy meets with his Russian counterpart, France 24 examines the relationship between the two nations. Deals are being done, technology exchanged: but what about political and press freedom? Should France be driving a hard bargain on human rights?
Debate hosted by Mark Owen with guests:
George-Frederick JEWSBURY, Historian, Associate researcher at the CERCEC (Centre d'études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen) and Eastern Europe Expert
Anton KOSLOV, Associate Professor at the American Graduate School in Paris
John LAUGHLAND, Academic Dean of the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation
Robert AMSTERDAM, Partner, Amsterdam Peroff, International lawyer and Russia blogger (via satellite from London)
Programme prepared by Mounia Ben Aïssa, Bilal Tarabey and Perrine Desplats