Posts Tagged ‘Putin

01
Sep
09

Can a country “own” its history ?

History is all about argument. There is no absolute historical truth about anything big in history.” Robert Service, Professor of Russian History, Oxford University.

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Russia has set up a commission to counter the falsification of history.

The country’s president , Dmitry Medvedev believes there’s an anti-Russian bias in the western media which is becoming “severe, evil and aggressive”

medvedev at his deskHis country’s Prime Minister – Vladimir Putin – will today take part in commemorations in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two.

The back drop to today’s events is a row between Russia and Poland over the events that led up to September 1, 1939. Continue reading ‘Can a country “own” its history ?’

02
May
08

Welcome Mr Medvedev

Hi, I’m Jon. I’ll be working on the World Today this Sunday morning.  With Dmitry Medvedev set to become Russia’s new president this week, if you could pen a greeting card to Mr Medvedev for his big day, what would you write? And what farewell message would you give for Vladimir Putin?

29
Feb
08

Is a resurgent Russia good for the world?

The Russian presidential elections are this Sunday. President Putin’s preferred candidate, Dmitry Medvedev, is almost certain to win. We’re planning to discuss Russia’s role in the world on Friday’s programme.

Continue reading ‘Is a resurgent Russia good for the world?’

18
Feb
08

How important is Russia to you, and why?

Hi, I’m Anna. I help produce the BBC World Service’s website and am looking ahead to the national elections in Russia on 2 March. I’d like to hear how has your perception of Russia has changed during Vladimir Putin’s presidency?

Continue reading ‘How important is Russia to you, and why?’




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