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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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2017-03-27 Russia

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption (part 1)

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. yet they may seem like a drop in the bucket. In cities from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to Saint...

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2017-03-27 corruption

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption (part 2)

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. yet they may seem like a drop in the bucket. In cities from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to Saint...

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2017-03-23 London

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 2)

May it never become the new normal. The rampage that has left four dead and scores injured at Westminster follows the ones in Nice and Berlin. This time, it was the beacon of...

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2017-03-23 London

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 1)

May it never become the new normal. The rampage that has left four dead and scores injured at Westminster follows the ones in Nice and Berlin. This time, it was the beacon of...

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

Five-Way Showdown: Will first debate impact French presidential race? (part 1)

It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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