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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-12-30

A new Russia?

It's 20 years to the day since the Soviet Union was officially dissolved. But to mark the anniversary there were neither commemorations nor speeches. The mood in Russia is one of defiance. Never since Vladimir Putin came to power 12 years ago, has he faced such strong opposition. On Saturday the protest movement gathered tens of thousands of people in Moscow. Is this the beginning of a new era, in which Vladimir Putin no longer reigns supreme?

  • Andrei GRACHEV. Paris correspondent, Novaya Gazeta. Former spokesperson for Mikhail Gorbachev - Author, "Gorbachev's Gamble";
  • Oleg KOBTZEFF. Historian and Geographer, American University of Paris;
  • Maria LIPMAN. Editor-in-chief, "Pro et Contra journal" at the Carnegie Moscow Center - from Moscow;
  • John LAUGHLAND. Director of Studies, Institute of Democracy and Cooperation - from Bath, UK.

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal? (part 2)

With just over ten months to go before the UN climate change conference in Paris, how can a comprehensive global climate deal be achieved? FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson put the...

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal?

With just over ten months to go before the UN climate change conference in Paris, how can a comprehensive global climate deal be achieved? FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson put the...

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2015-01-22 eurozone

Make or break moment for the euro: Will unprecedented bond-buying beat deflation? (part 2)

The European Central Bank is embarking on an unprecedented 18-month bond-buying experiment, to the tune of 60 billion euros a month through September of next year. ECB president...

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2015-01-22 eurozone

Make or break moment for the euro: Will unprecedented bond-buying beat deflation? (part 1)

The European Central Bank is embarking on an unprecedented 18-month bond-buying experiment, to the tune of 60 billion euros a month through September of next year. ECB president...

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2015-01-21 Manuel Valls

France's urban 'apartheid': Paris attacks rattle the Republic's model of integration (part 1)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned of a "cultural, ethnic, and territorial apartheid" in this country and of the government's responsibility to build social cohesion....

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