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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  • 4 March, 2015

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    China's military budget will rise by about 10% in 2015, an official says. China has seen several years of double-digit defence spending increases. It is the world's second-highest military spender, but remains far behind the US. Why such spending is necessary?

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  • 3 March, 2015

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke in the US Congress against President Obama’s decision to sign an outline agreement with Iran on Tehran’s nuclear programme. The Fifth Floor discusses numerous aspects of the changing Iranian position in the Middle East.

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  • 02 March, 2015

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

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    15 mins

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    The Fifth Floor tries to assess the life of work of Boris Nemtsov, a major Russian politician and opposition leader assassinated in Moscow last Friday. We look at his life and work through the eyes of British economist Peter Oppenheimer who worked a lot in Moscow in the 1990s and met Boris Nemtsov in person.

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  • 27 Feb 2015

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    In this episode: Russia will allow China to gain more than 50% ownership in the strategic oil fields, says Russian deputy PM. China has not yet expressed interest though, and anyway, is such partnership really good for Russia?

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  • 26 Feb 2015

    Thu, 26 Feb 15

    Duration:
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    In this episode: the European Commission has not included Russia in the list of its strategic partners in the new proposals for the EU consolidated energy policy. Is the EU adopting harder stance in it's standoff with Russia?

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  • 25 Feb 2015

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: the majority of British Muslims oppose violence against people who publish images depicting the Prophet Muhammad, a poll for the BBC suggests. But 27% of the 1,000 Muslims polled by ComRes said they had some sympathy for the motives behind the Paris attacks. Why?

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  • 24 Feb 2015

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

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    15 mins

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    In this episode: Russian authorities plan to charge Internet users a small annual fee to support the copyright owners of the content on the Net. Will it work?

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  • 23 Feb 2015

    Mon, 23 Feb 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: David Cameron has ordered MI5 to "crack down" on Russian spies operating in the UK. Their numbers are estimated to run into dozens. Is the new "cold war" getting colder?

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  • 20 Feb 2015

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    In this episode: One year after the stand-off on Maidan in Kiev turned violent we look at the current state of affairs in Ukraine and ask whether there's been another way of solving the crisis.

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  • 19 Feb 2015

    Thu, 19 Feb 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: the comments from Defence Secretary Michael Fallon are an indication of a fundamental shift in the NATO perception of the crisis in Ukraine. What will it mean for the British politics towards Moscow?

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