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Russians embarrassed by poor Olympics performance

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Russians embarrassed by poor Olympics performance

After the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Russians are asking themselves why they performed so poorly. Russia, which dominated the Winter Olympics throughout the seventies and eighties as the Soviet Union, finished sixth on this year's medal table. Neave Barker of Al Jazeera English reports from Moscow on anger at Russia's Olympics performance.

Posted: March 2, 2010 14:03   Comments: 2
Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

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Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

Martin Savidge hosts William Fierman and Nikolay Petrov to discuss the Central Asian "stans" (Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). We examine emerging language policies, cultural identity and geopolitical relationships with Russia, China and the United States.

Posted: December 17, 2009 17:52   Comments: 1
Both sides remember the day the Berlin Wall fell down

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Both sides remember the day the Berlin Wall fell down

As a reporter, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff hitch-hiked overnight to Berlin to cover the story. Daniel Fried was working at the Polish desk at the U.S. State Department when the wall came down. Sergey Shestakov was the chief of staff for the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations.

Posted: November 9, 2009 18:25   Comments: 2
Say ‘goodbye’ to the Iron Curtain

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Say ‘goodbye’ to the Iron Curtain

Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the monumentality of the events that transpired during the fall and winter of 1989 and how much the world has changed since then. She analyzes what the fall of the Iron Curtain meant to her.

Posted: November 9, 2009 11:03   Comments: 1
Remembering WWII in Poland and Russia

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Remembering WWII in Poland and Russia

World leaders gathered in Poland today to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II amid rising tensions between Russia and Poland. Vladimir Lensky of Russia’s Channel One television and bloggers discuss Russia's role and responsibility in WWII.

Posted: September 1, 2009 16:38   Comments: 2
Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

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Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

Worldfocus producer Ara Ayer reported on a signature series from the Baltics and writes about those nations' efforts to retain their national and cultural identities, even as the global economic crisis looms and Russia reemerges as a world power.

Posted: April 9, 2009 12:07   Comments: 4
Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture

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Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture

During 50 years of Soviet occupation, Lithuanians hung on to their language as a not-so-quiet form of rebellion. Today, they want to protect it -- not from an occupying force, but from other languages.

Posted: April 8, 2009 18:11   Comments: 9
Obama administration faces nuclear weapons challenge

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Obama administration faces nuclear weapons challenge

Joseph Cirincione, an expert on nuclear weapons policy, discusses the threat of nuclear weapons facing the Obama administration.

Posted: January 28, 2009 14:34   Comments: 1
After the Fall: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine

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After the Fall: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine

Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Worldfocus travels to four countries to examine the progress and pains of post-Soviet life.

Posted: November 13, 2008 18:01   Comments: 2
Soviet style hampers a democratic Ukraine

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Soviet style hampers a democratic Ukraine

Political progress has come slowly in Ukraine, where new businesses are finding it difficult to escape the Soviet ways.

Posted: November 13, 2008 15:45   Comments: 1

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