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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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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: UK to leave EU common market (part 1)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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2017-01-16 Brexit

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (part 1)

Who does Donald Trump pick to interview him? With less than a week until his inauguration, the president-elect gave an interview to former pro-Brexit minister Michael Gove, now a...

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2017-01-16 Brexit

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (part 2)

Who does Donald Trump pick to interview him? With less than a week until his inauguration, the president-elect gave an interview to former pro-Brexit minister Michael Gove, now a...

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2017-01-12 Europe

Peace at last? Cyprus closer than ever to deal (part 1)

Could there be a deal to end Europe's longest-running conflict? For his very first assignment, the new UN secretary-general flew into Geneva to get a Cyprus peace deal over the...

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