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Plans to demolish hundreds of decrepit Soviet era apartment blocks in the Russian capital, and potentially replace them with much taller residential towers, have been met with angry protests. The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev reports on the mixed feelings of residents towards what is a gigantic redevelopment scheme, and how the protests reflect a general...

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Marie Keyworth visits Rezekne, a city in Latvia just 60km from the Russian border, where half the residents speak Latvian as their first language, and half prefer Russian. In one of the the poorest regions of the European Union and with the economy still struggling to recover from the fall of the Soviet Union, do Rezekne residents see future...

Forty years ago Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce paid parental-leave allowance for both women and men and it often tops gender equality lists, but is it deserved? Maddy Savage asks why many say that progress in the workplace may be waning in the country. Rachel Short of the consulting firm YSC speaks to Manuela Saragosa...

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The World Held to Ransom?

May 19th, 2017

From the hacking of the US and French elections, to the WannaCry ransomware attack - we assess cyber threats. Garry Kasparov, the former chess world champion turned Russian opposition political activist, explains the Kremlin's motivation in interfering in other countries' democracies, and what he thinks the West should do about it. Meanwhile...