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

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-04-02

Kremlin crackdown: Putin tightens the screws

Last year’s unprecedented protests against Vladimir Putin may be a fading memory, but the swoop against non-governmental organisations seems to indicate a tightening of the screws. François Picard’s panel argues over the motives and timing.

  • Sasha KOULAEVA, Head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH);
  • George Frederick JEWSBURY, Historian (Russia and Eastern Europe), Associate Researcher at CERCEC;
  • Douglas HERBERT, International Affairs Editor, France 24;
  • Natalia NAROCHNITSKAYA, President, Institute for Democracy and Cooperation and Former member, State Duma of the Russian Federation (2003-2007).

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    Programme prepared and produced by Christoper Davis, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel

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2017-03-27 Europe

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

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. Yet they may seem like a drop in the ocean. 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 protests (part 2)

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. Yet they may seem like a drop in the ocean. 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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