Pyaty etazh from BBCRussian

Pyaty etazh from BBCRussian

Lively 90 minute discussion of the major political and cultural events of the past week, together with a look ahead to the coming week with Mikhail Smotryaev. The web-streaming show goes out every Saturday and Sunday, 1900-2030 Moscow time, and we add episodes just after the programme finishes.

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  • 24 Apr 2015

    Fri, 24 Apr 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    In this episode: EU leaders agreed on Thursday to triple funding of its Triton search-and-rescue operation to some €120m. Several EU members states have also promised more ships and other resources. But is it enough?

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  • 23 Apr 2015

    Thu, 23 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    28 days remaining

    In this episode: ahead of 100th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks Turkish authorities, while agreeing fith the fact it'd taken place, still refuse to call the events of 1915-16 "genocide". Why?

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  • 22 Apr 2015

    Wed, 22 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: Saudi-led coalition jets have bombed Houthi rebels hours after announcing the end of a military campaign against them. Some analysts point out that the main objective of the operation was to send a message to Iran and that so far Al Qaeda has profited the most from the conflict. Is it so?

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  • 21 Apr 2015

    Tue, 21 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: China's President Xi Jinping has signed agreements with Pakistan promising investment of $46bn. But there are questions over Pakistan's ability to absorb this investment, as well as China's own problems and regional stability. Will the deal work?

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  • 20 Apr 2015

    Mon, 20 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: Norway has summoned the Russian ambassador in Oslo for an explanation after a top Russian official defied a travel ban by visiting Svalbard. We investigate 1920 Spitsbergen Treaty and its implications.

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  • 17 Apr 2015

    Fri, 17 Apr 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    In this episode: in the 13th annual phone-in Russian president Vladimir Putin suggested it would be wrong to compare Nazi regime and Stalin's times, despite the inhumane nature of both. Is it really so?

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  • 16 Apr 2015

    Thu, 16 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    In this episode: speaking at Moscow international security conference, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu accused Washington of seeking worldwide military and political dominance. The guests of the meeting include military figures from nearly 80 countries. But what will they talk about?

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  • 15 Apr 2015

    Wed, 15 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    In this episode: the US has expressed concern after Russia lifted a ban on supplying Iran with the S-300 air defence missile system. Russia, meanwhile, announced the launch of the "goods for oil" trading programme with Iran. Where will Islamic Republic turn?

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  • 14 Apr 2015

    Tue, 14 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    In this episode: Gazprom chief Alexi Miller has warned that the EU'S planned energy union will result in higher prices. Russia will also stop supplying gas to Europe through Ukraine in 2019 and will divert the flow to the planned Turkish Stream pipeline. Is it good or bad for Europe?

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  • 13 Apr 2015

    Mon, 13 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    In this episode: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has called on immigrants to conform to the Danish way of life and respect the Danish values. Meanwhile, the far-right Jobbik party in Hungary has won its first ever individual constituency seat in parliament. Immigration problems gain importance in European politics.

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