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Latest update : 2014-02-13

Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center

The Russian president fought particularly hard for the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi. His name will be associated with them in a way unmatched by any other political leader in recent times. It is his chance to defy his mockers and demonstrate once and for all that Russia is more that oil, gas, oligarchs and a dodgy record on human rights. But has he succeeded? And what sort of Russia is Vladimir Putin building?

Dmitri Trenin, director of the Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, gives FRANCE 24's Robert Parsons his point of view.

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2014-12-17 Dalai Lama

‘China needs Tibetan culture of peace,’ says Dalai Lama

Chinese people are in need of the “peace, compassion and non-violence” advocated by Tibetan Buddhist culture, the Himalayan region’s exiled spiritual leader has said in a...

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2014-12-16 Russia

'We will survive sanctions,’ says Russian foreign minister

Western sanctions will “never” cause economic meltdown for Russia, Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview on Monday.

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2014-12-16 India

Dr Vandana Shiva: 'Cotton has become a seed of slavery'

She turned a local fight against deforestation in central India into a global campaign for food security and biodiversity. Dr. Vandana Shiva is a scientist, activist and...

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2014-12-13 Ukraine

Mistral delivery 'would considerably enhance Moscow's aggressive capacity'

The French government has announced that its final decision on delivering Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia will depend on the situation in Ukraine. But France is under...

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2014-12-10 torture

Head of World Organisation Against Torture: ‘Those responsible have to be brought to justice’

Gerald Staberock is Secretary-General of the World Organisation against Torture, a global network of NGOs dedicated to fighting torture, summary executions, enforced...

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