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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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2014-07-29 Russia

Europe's Plan for Putin - Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

Is the European Union ready to put its money where its mouth is? EU leaders have been preparing sanctions on entire sectors of the Russian economy...everything from energy to...

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2014-07-28 Ukraine

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

Those who wondered if the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over separatist-held east Ukraine would oblige all sides to pause and take stock have their answer. Ten days on,...

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2014-07-28 Russia

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine

Those who wondered if the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over separatist-held east Ukraine would oblige all sides to pause and take stock have their answer. Ten days on,...

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2014-07-24 Israeli politics

Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

No truce without a broader deal - that was the position late Wednesday of Hamas' exiled leader. But after 17 days of raids on Gaza, Palestinians are paying a heavy price, with...

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2014-07-23 Nigeria

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting (part 2)

And on the 100th day, Nigeria's president met with the families of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. So what's happened in the 99 days in between? There have been...

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