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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 : 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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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting Monday after fiery remarks Friday - the same Erdogan was accused of...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting Monday after fiery remarks Friday - the same Erdogan was accused of...

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 2)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 1)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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2015-06-25 European Union

Divided over migrants: EU leaders point fingers as crisis deepens (part 2)

In the end, it’s always a compromise at EU summits. In the case of Greece and the euro, the answer's not yet. In the case of mandatory burden sharing on migrants, the answer's...

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