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Putin's Ukraine Gamble

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 29 March 2014

Can Russia's economy really afford confrontation with the West? Beyond the political rhetoric what is the reality of economic ties between the two sides? Manuela Saragosa hosts a discussion between Maria Lipman, chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Society and Regions Program,
Raoul Ruparel, head of Economic Research at Open Europe, and Otilia Dhand, managing director of Teneo Intelligence. And, with Russia's incursions into Crimea dredging up memories of the past, our resident comedian Colm O'Regan wonders if we ever learn from history.



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