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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.

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Latest update : 2013-04-02

Kremlin crackdown: Putin tightens the screws (part 2)

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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2014-12-18 Russia

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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2014-12-18 Vladimir Putin

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 1)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

SPECIAL: US and Cuba Normalise Relations

'Todos somos Americanos'. That was the US President Barack Obama's message as he and Cuban president Raul Castro hailed a new chapter in US relations with Cuba. In simultaneous...

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2014-12-16 attacks

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 2)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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2014-12-16 Pakistan

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 1)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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