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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

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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