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 May 2015

                Fri, 22 May 15

                Duration:
                30 mins

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                28 days remaining

                In this episode: Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq. The US says that fighting the militants will be a "difficult challenge", but President Barack Obama insisted the US is "not losing" the war with the group. Is it really?

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              • 21 May 2015

                Thu, 21 May 15

                Duration:
                15 mins

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                In this episode: David Cameron has announced new plans to seize the wages of illegal workers as proceeds of crime in an attempt to reduce the numbers. The government believes it will make it harder for them to remain in the UK. Is it so?

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              • 20 May 2015

                Wed, 20 May 15

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                15 mins

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                In this episode: senior Japanese official has called for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan this year, in order to settle the issue of the disputed islands and conclude a peace treaty between Russia and Japan. What are the chances of this happening?

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              • 19 May 2015

                Tue, 19 May 15

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                In this episode: after the much-discussed marriage of a Chechen policeman, 47, and a local girl, 17, polygamy is suddenly hotly debated in the Russian media, and according to some, this practice is becoming more popular. Why?

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              • 18 May 2015

                Mon, 18 May 15

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                In this episode: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland is in Russia, following a recent visit by her boss John Kerry. The situation in Ukraine still looks un-agreeable for both sides, but could they agree on other issues?

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              • 15 May 2015

                Fri, 15 May 15

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                30 mins

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                21 days remaining

                In this episode: as more important political matters are now voted for on referendums, we ask how efficiently the direct voting works in the modern world.

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              • 14 May 2015

                Thu, 14 May 15

                Duration:
                15 mins

                Available:
                20 days remaining

                In this episode: "Blowing up Russia" book by Alexander Litvinenko has been added to the official list of extremists literature by Russian Ministry of Justice. Should the state ban the books it does not like?

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              • 13 May 2015

                Wed, 13 May 15

                Duration:
                15 mins

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                19 days remaining

                In this episode: David Cameron is to set out a string of new powers to tackle radicalisation, saying the UK has been a "passively tolerant society" for too long. Will new measures work and how can we be "actively tolerant"?

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              • 12 May 2015

                Tue, 12 May 15

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                18 days remaining

                In this episode: an investigation by Russian opposition activists has concluded that 220 Russian soldiers died in two major battles in eastern Ukraine. A leading economist who contributed to the report, Sergei Aleksashenko, estimated Russia's spending on the rebellion in eastern Ukraine to be 53bn roubles. We ask how this figure was calculated.

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              • 11 May 2015

                Mon, 11 May 15

                Duration:
                15 mins

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                In this episode: the European Commission proposed the quota system for migrants, along with plans to increase legal means for them to come to Europe. To become law this initiative needs all the EU members' approval. Is it likely to happen?

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