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)

  • 19 Dec 2014

    Fri, 19 Dec 14

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    30 days remaining

    In this episode: US President Barack Obama has hailed a "new chapter" in US relations with Cuba, announcing moves to normalise diplomatic and economic ties. Is it for real?

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  • 18 Dec 2014

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    29 days remaining

    In this episode: Vladimir Putin at his annual press conference promises stability and prosperity within two years. Is he a bit too optimistic?

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  • 17 Dec 2014

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: the aftermath of the Taleban attack on a school in Pakistan - how to cripple the mujahaddin movement?

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  • 16 Dec 2014

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    27 days remaining

    In this episode: Russian Central Bank's decision to drastically raise key interest rate had little effect on the country's financial markets. Russian currency keeps free-falling. What next?

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  • 15 Dec 2014

    Mon, 15 Dec 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    26 days remaining

    In this episode: big newspaper article by the Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev blames Ukraine for aligning with the West and betraying friendship with Russia. Nothing new then, which made the observers wonder whether Medvedev's article whould be interpreted as a prelude to big changes in the government.

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  • 12 Dec 2014

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    In this episode: 25 years of multi-party system in Russia - why is it still struggling with the concept of multiple political entities?

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  • 11 Dec 2014

    Thu, 11 Dec 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    In this episode: according to the new King's College research, over 5000 people were killed by jihadists in November alone. There are also new developments in the tactics of jihadist groups. The war seems to go on and on...

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  • 10 Dec 2014

    Wed, 10 Dec 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    21 days remaining

    In this episode: Russian president visits Uzbekistan and writes off nearly one billion dollars worth of this country's debt. Is it a friendly gesture or an attempt to limit ever-expanding Chinsese influence in the region?

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  • 09 Dec 2014

    Tue, 9 Dec 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    In this episode: "Speak German at home!", suggest social democrats in Germany to migrants and asylum seekers. This should give foregners a chance for better integration. But can it really help solve migrants' problems?

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  • 08 Dec 2014

    Mon, 8 Dec 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    In this episode: Russian Foreign office spokesman suggested that by imposing economic sanctions against Russia the US is making provisions for ousting President Putin. Is it so?

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