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Latest update : 2014-02-06

Putin's Games: Russian President Welcomes the World to Sochi

The curtain rises this Friday on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. But not everyone is overjoyed by the most costly Winter Games ever, five times more expensive than Vancouver four years ago. Will the corruption, mismanagement, displacement of residents and environmental impact all be forgotten when the athletes hit the slopes? Or will these Games come back to haunt Russia's president, Vladimir Putin?

Watch our special report: The dark side of the Sochi Olympics

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Christopher Davis and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

By François PICARD

Our guests

Elene SERVETTAZ

RFI Journalist

Andreas EVAGORA

Deputy Head of News, Eurosport

Andrey KORTUNOV

Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

Shaun WALKER

Correspondent for The Guardian in Moscow

Joshua YAFFA

FRANCE 24 Correspondent in Moscow

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2016-09-22 Nicolas Maduro

Immovable Maduro: How to fix Venezuela? (part 2)

Is the recall referendum against Venezuela's president still worth it? The electoral commission is making sure the vote can only take place next year, which means there will be...

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2016-09-22 Nicolas Maduro

Immovable Maduro: Uphill battle in bid to remove Venezuela’s president (part 1)

Is the recall referendum against Venezuela's president still worth it? The electoral commission is making sure the vote can only take place next year, which means there will be...

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2016-09-21 Black Lives Matter movement

Don't Shoot: Another US police shooting of an African-American (part 1)

Eight years ago, the US elected a black president. Barack Obama never promised to eliminate racism overnight, but so many believed that his election was a milestone on the road...

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2016-09-21 African-American

Don't Shoot: Race relations in the United States (part 2)

Eight years ago, the US elected a black president. Barack Obama never promised to eliminate racism overnight, but so many believed that his election was a milestone on the road...

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2016-09-20 United Nations

So Much For Diplomacy: Aid under fire and no end to war in sight (part 1)

They couldn't wait to restart the bombing. Syrian government forces ignored US-Russia truce talks and hit rebel positions near Aleppo, including - volunteers say - an aid convoy...

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