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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.

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Explainer 28: What Russia is doing while we're watching the Olympics

August 12th, 2016

Episode 182 of 217 episodes

Just because most of the media is focusing on sport doesn’t mean the world’s horrors have disappeared. Vladimir Putin, for a start, is still keeping himself busy. And really, what better time to stir things up than when other world leaders are on holiday and the rest of us are watching the Olympics.

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