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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.

Watch the second part here.

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2014-08-14 United Nations

Libya unrest: National Assembly asks for UN help to dissolve militias

We take a closer look at what exactly is unfolding in Libya: more than three and half years of turbulence since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. There are killings, kidnappings and...

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2014-08-19 riots

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government? (part 2)

Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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2014-08-19 corruption

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Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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2014-08-18 police

Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny (part 2)

The family of Michael Brown is calling for the arrest of the police officer who shot him dead. Meanwhile, the actions of the police on the streets are being called into question,...

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2014-08-18 police

Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny

The family of Michael Brown is calling for the arrest of the police officer who shot him dead. Meanwhile, the actions of the police on the streets are being called into question,...

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