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Latest update : 2014-02-06

Putin's Games: Russian President Welcomes the World to Sochi (part 2)

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

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Elene SERVETTAZ

RFI Journalist

Andreas EVAGORA

Deputy Head of News, Eurosport

Andrey KORTUNOV

Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

Shaun WALKER

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2015-04-27 earthquakes

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 2)

As Nepal reels from its worst earthquake in decades, well-honed rescuers from the four corners of the earth are mobilizing to find more survivors under the rubble, care for the...

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2015-04-27 earthquakes

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 1)

As Nepal reels from its worst earthquake in decades, well-honed rescuers from the four corners of the earth are mobilizing to find more survivors under the rubble, care for the...

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2015-04-23 immigration

Migrant Deaths: Decision Time for Europe (part 2)

It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's...

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2015-04-23 European Union

Migrant Deaths: Decision Time for Europe (part 1)

It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's...

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2015-04-22 Yemen

Yemen Conflict: Shifting Sands, Shifting Loyalties (part 2)

Within hours of announcing the end of its military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi-led coalition planes bombed the city of Taiz. Fighting is also continuing in the...

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