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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  • 22 Oct 2014

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    30 days remaining

    In this episode: as almost entire Swedish Navy is looking for a submarine of an unknown origin, one can't help but wonder, are most European armies fit to serve their purpose? Are seemingly never-ending defence spending cuts provoking others, like Russia, to flex their muscles?

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  • 21 October

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    29 days remaining

    Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the chief executive of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet. How big is the problem in the country?

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  • 20 October

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

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    15 mins

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    Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State militants in Kobane, in what is being seen as a policy reversal.

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  • 17 Oct 2014

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    In this episode: Russian companies and businessmen sue the European council for being on the receiving end of economic sanctions. Do they stand a chance of winning?

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  • 16 Oct 2014

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    24 days remaining

    In this episode: Russian president signs in the law which limits foreign ownership in media outlets to 20%. How will the new law change media landscape in the country?

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  • 15 Oct 2014

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    23 days remaining

    In this episode: top Russian officials strengthen their rethorics, blaming the West for conspiring against the USSR and later Russia. Is it an official line now?

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  • 14 Oct 2014

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: China offers Russia to build the entire gas pipeline and lends Russian sanctions-hit state banks a financial helping hand. A friendly neighbour or a conqueror in disguise?

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  • 13 Oct 2014

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    In this episode: modern diplomacy - is it different from it's predecessor and what role does it play in the modern world?

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  • 10 Oct 2014

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    In this episode: after a much unexpected success in the European elections UKIP wins its first seat in the national Parliament. Is it temporary success or a long-term trend in European politics?

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  • 09 Oct 2014

    Thu, 9 Oct 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    In this episode: we are looking into the Ebola outbreak in Europe and the US. Is the rest of the world vulnerable to the deadly virus and how it can be stopped?

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