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Russia on the Rocks?

August 24th, 2015

Episode 333 of 836 episodes

Business Daily examines what's really going in Moscow. Stock markets may be slipping around the world, but hardly anywhere is struggling quite as much as the Russian economy, with output down, and the rouble down even more. Nick Butler, a visiting professor at Kings College, London, assess whether a reshuffle among President Putin's top team could signal a change of tack and of fortunes in Moscow. Also in the programme, we ask what the rich get up to on a hot summer night in London. Boy racers are keeping everyone awake, it seems, with their revving supercars. Will tough new fines persuade them to tone it down? We hear from Nick Paget Brown, the leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council in central London. And Lucy Kellaway joins us for her reflections on a new phone app designed to tell the world what kind of a person you are, based on your online behaviour. A great leap forward for our powers of mutual understanding and communication? Or is it just a charter for snooping? (Photo: Vladimir Putin arrives at the Brics summit in July, Credit: Alexei Danichev/Host Photo Agency/Ria Novosti via Getty Images)

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