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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ukraine in Perspective

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Eugene Rumer and the professor and author Rajan Menon offer historical context on the Russian/Ukraine conflict and talk about what's at stake for both countries and the West.

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On The Media

Episode 6: If You're Afraid of the Wolf, Stay out of the Woods

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brooke discusses the sixth episode of House of Cards with Nina Khrushcheva and Dan Savage.
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On The Media

Episode 6: If You're Afraid of the Wolf, Stay out of the Woods

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Brooke discusses the sixth episode of House of Cards with Nina Khrushcheva and Dan Savage.
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Operavore

Russian Theater Director Fired Over Wagner Production

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.
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The Takeaway

NATO General: West Won't Be Caught Off Guard by Putin Again

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fireworks rung in the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. But western forces are left struggling to develop a strategy to deal with Putin. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Welcome Back, Vladimir" Edition

Friday, March 20, 2015

John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Julia Ioffe discuss the reelection in Israel of Benjamin Netanyahu, the reappearance in Russia of Vladimir Putin, and the resignation from Congress of Rep. Aaron Schock.

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The Takeaway

Exiled Russian Official Takes a Stand Against Putin

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ilya Ponomarev, a member of the Russian parliament, has been living in exile here in the U.S. because of his opposition to President Putin.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Nemtsov's Murder Means For Russia

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen talks about the brazen murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, including who may have done it, why and how Russians are responding.

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The Takeaway

Masha Gessen: Russia Today Is a 'Totalitarian State'

Monday, March 02, 2015

On Sunday, tens of thousands of protesters marched in Moscow to honor deceased politician and Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was fatally shot on Friday.

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BackStory

Cold War Corn Diplomacy, from "Green Acres"

Friday, February 13, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Ukraine: A Crisis Slipping Towards the Brink?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tomorrow, the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will meet to discuss the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. How will Putin respond?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Expelled For Speaking Out Against the Russian Government

Monday, February 09, 2015

The former head of the largest investment fund in Russia was expelled when he spoke out against corrupt oligarchs. His attorney was tortured in jail, where he died. 

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The Takeaway

Is Putin Heading Down a Path of No Return?

Monday, February 09, 2015

Some say that Vladimir Putin seems to be motoring down a path that may change the face of Europe more dramatically than any period since the end of the Cold War.

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FT Big Read

Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin

Friday, February 06, 2015

Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

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The Takeaway

U.S. & Russia Take Sides as Ukraine Nears Civil War

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There's been intense fighting in eastern Ukraine, and pro-Russian separatist rebels have called for up to 100,000 men to take on the Ukrainian Army.

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The Takeaway

A Desperate and Cornered Vladimir Putin

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

With the Russian ruble losing half it's value and oil prices dropping 50 percent since last summer, Vladimir Putin has nothing to lose in Ukraine. What will his next move be?  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From Cold War Russia to Modern Day New Jersey

Monday, February 02, 2015

Elena Gorokhova talks about her memoir, Russian Tattoo, where she navigates the journey of an immigrant, filled with everyday mistakes, small humiliations, and a loss of dignity.

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The Takeaway

President Putin 'Intent On Moving Borders'

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe says that President Putin has ambitions to re-draw the map and is intent on creating a new rift in Europe.

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