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Putin's Russia: Punks, priests and provocation

For a musician, winning an endorsement from international stars like Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers is something of a dream come true. But instead of embracing global stardom, the all-girl Russian punk outfit Pussy Riot are facing jail. Laura Baines and her panel discuss the state of freedom of speech in Russia.

  • Inga WATERLOT, Head of the Russia service, RFI;
  • Nina ZAKHARINA-BEREZNER, Member of "Russie Libertés",
  • George-Frederick JEWSBURY, Historian & Associate Researcher at CERCEC (Research Center for Russia, Center Europe and Caucas),
  • Dmitry BABICH, Political Analyst and Journalist, "Voice of Russia".

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    Programme prepared and produced by Wassim Nasr, Sara Bertilsson and Mary Colombel

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2017-02-27 France

Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 1)

When the French start picking a president in less than two months, there could be not one but two major party candidates under formal investigation. But as we've seen in the...

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2017-02-27 elections

Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 2)

When the French start picking a president in less than two months, there could be not one but two major party candidates under formal investigation. But as we've seen in the...

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2017-02-23 USA

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 1)

Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-23 Donald Trump

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 2)

Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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