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Russia's place in the world

 

Moscow metro
Is Russia capable of a greater world role?

It may already be one of the G8, but can it compete with the likes of its old foe the US, or China and India in shaping the international scene?

Many Russians still feel their nation's loss of influence keenly following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Can Russia restore its old international prestige, and who does it see as its adversaries and allies?

Panellists
Alexei Arbatov, foreign and defence analyst at the Carnegie Center in Moscow
Irina Hakamada, leader of Our Choice party
Alexei Mitrofanov, deputy head of Liberal Democratic party
Mikhail Lyubimov, security expert and former KGB intelligence officer
In the third of three special debates, Bridget Kendall travels to Moscow to explore Russia's place in the world.



Russia's place in the world

This programme was recorded in Moscow on 19 March 2006
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