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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  • 23 Jan 2015

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    In this episode: Saudi Arabian King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah. Will the policy of the kingdom change at all?

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  • 22 Jan 2015

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: the article in today's FT suggests that Vladimir Putin may be pretending to be irrational and "living in his own parallel universe" for a reason. Is it so? We talk to the author, Peter Pomerantsev.

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  • 21 Jan 2015

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: in the State of the Union address Barack Obama declared that America had supported Ukraine throughout its battle with pro-Russia separatists, leaving Russia "isolated, with its economy in tatters". Can Mr Obama be proud of himself?

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  • 20 Jan 2015

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

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    15 mins

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    In this episode: political earthquakes could be in store for Europe in 2015, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the BBC's Democracy Day. It says the rising appeal of populist parties could see some winning elections and mainstream parties forced into previously unthinkable alliances. Is it really that bad?

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  • 19 Jan 2015

    Mon, 19 Jan 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: Oxfam's research shows that the share of the world's wealth owned by the richest 1% increased from 44% in 2009 to 48% last year. Oxfam expects the wealthiest 1% to own more than 50% of the world's wealth by 2016. Why is this gap growing?

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  • 16 Jan 2015

    Fri, 16 Jan 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    In this episode: as the world is still discussing the attack on "Charlie Hebdo" magazine, we ask our guests whether there's a line which separates freedom of speech from the right to offend.

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  • 15 Jan 2015

    Thu, 15 Jan 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: an article in today's FT suggests that the Balkans, and not Baltic states, can become Europe's soft spot in its stand-off with Russia. We talk to the author, Bulgarian analyst Ivan Krastev.

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  • 14 Jan 2015

    Wed, 14 Jan 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: The Times reports a big rise in the number of Jews leaving Britain for Israel, citing rising anti-Semitism as the main reason. Traditionally Britain is considered to be relatively free from anti-Semitism. What has changed?

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  • 13 Jan 2015

    Tue, 13 Jan 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: falling oil prices provoked a massive outcry by some oil-producing countries. In the meantime, very few analysts predict the prices returning to last summer's levels any time soon. It looks as if we're stuck with a cheap barrel for quite some time...

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  • 12 Jan 2015

    Mon, 12 Jan 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    In this episode: Interior ministers of the EU countries have met in Paris to discuss further security measures on the continent following Paris attacks last week. One of the suggestions calls for the restoration of border controls to intercept extremists. Isn't it against one of the main principles of the EU - the freedom of movement?

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