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David Satter, Former Moscow correspondent

Since September last year, David Satter, a US journalist and the author of three books on Russia and the Soviet Union, had been working in Moscow as an adviser to the US broadcaster Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty. In December, the Russian authorities told him he was banned from entering the country for the next five years, making him one of the few Western journalists to be expelled from Russia since the end of the Cold War. His offence? A bogus visa violation.

David Satter explains to France 24’s Robert Parsons that “the so-called visa violation was simply something invented by the Russian authorities after I was told that I was persona non grata". Satter adds that "the competent organs, in effect the FSB, had ruled that my presence on the territory of the Russian Federation was undesirable”. 

By Robert PARSONS

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2017-01-20 Africa

Davos 2017: 'I believe in the power of entrepreneurs to change the world'

Tony Elumelu is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the chairman of leading pan-African financial services group the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and the founder of the...

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2017-01-18 Donald Trump

Moving US embassy to Jerusalem would be 'a terrible mistake'

Our guest is Daniel Kurtzer, a former US ambassador to Egypt and Israel. He believes US President-elect Donald Trump's choice of David Friedman to be US ambassador to Israel is a...

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2017-01-17 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

'Donald Trump is a great friend of Israel'

Our guest is Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party in Israel and a former Israeli finance minister. He reacts coolly to France hosting a Middle East peace conference...

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2017-01-13 Russia

US policy towards Putin's Russia: A new era?

Our guest has been making waves recently with her outspoken criticism of US strategy towards Russia. Whether it likes it or not, she says, the West is already at war with Russia...

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2017-01-11 Barack Obama

'Yes we did': Obama defends his legacy

Barack Obama has delivered his farewell speech in Chicago, where it all began for him. A message of hope but also a warning about the frailty of democracy. He was hoping that...

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