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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Recent episodes (10)

  • 31 March 2015

    Tue, 31 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Greek prime-Minister Alexis Alexis Tsipras said in an interview to the Russian TASS agency that government of Greece does not agree with sanctions against Russia. Meanwhile Moscow is going to invest $10 billion into an economy of Hungary. It seems Russia is actively seeking allies in EU in an attempt to split the policy of sanctions. “Fifth floor” is analyzing how successful her efforts may be.

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  • 30 March 2015

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    UK: General election campaign begins as parliament dissolved

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  • 27 Mar 2015

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    In this episode: Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid the details of an existing illness from his employers, German prosecutors say. Human factor is still the biggest risk in the skies. Is there a way to make flight safer?

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  • 26 Mar 2015

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has launched air strikes against Shia-led Houthi rebels in Yemen. Many view this as further Saudi-Iranian tensions, but the IS and Al Qaeda are also on the battle maps. So who's fighting who?

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  • 25 Mar 2015

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

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    15 mins

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    In this episode: President Poroshenko's dismissal of the oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky is seen as a clash between business rivals vying for control of energy assets. Is it so and will it grow into an all-out war?

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  • 24 Mar 2015

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

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    15 mins

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    In this episode: David Cameron has hit back at claims he made a strategic blunder by telling the BBC he would not serve a third term as prime minister if he is re-elected. Does this statement really help his party?

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  • 23 Mar 2015

    Mon, 23 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond condemned Russia's "flagrant breach of Ukrainian and international law" in seizing Crimea a year ago and insisted it should be returned to Ukraine. What does the international law say about the procedures?

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  • 20 Mar 2015

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    In this episode: the European Union is set to launch a first operation in a new propaganda war with Russia within days of EU leaders giving formal approval to the campaign. But will it be successful?

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  • 19 Mar 2015

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: with Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project starting later this year and the talks about the "Turkish stream" pipeline stalled, is Russia's influence in the regional energy markets fading?

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  • 18 Mar 2015

    Wed, 18 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: the huge Russian military exercises ranging from the Arctic to the Black Sea have begun on the anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. What kind of signal is Mr Putin sending to the West?

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