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  • Kad Merad – ActorFrance has always had a very special place among the world’s cinema traditions. French movies are not as popular and lucrative as those made in Hollywood, but many critics would agree that France’s contributions to the...
  • Spotlight
    Spotlight is a 26 minute, in-depth, daily interview programme which focuses on current events in Russia and across the world. Respected Russian journalist Aleksandr Gurnov speaks to people from a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds, including politics, academia, arts, and science.
  • Embracing One’s Roots
    Kad Merad – ActorFrance has always had a very special place among the world’s cinema traditions. French movies are not as popular and lucrative as those made in Hollywood, but many critics would agree that France’s contributions to the...
  • People stand in a line that stretched around the block to enter a job fair held at the Jewish Community Center in New York City.(AFP Photo / John Moore)
    Combating the job crisis
    ­Guy Ryder – Director General, International Labour OrganizationWhen a crisis strikes economy, unemployment becomes one of its worst consequences. Basically it results in a vicious circle: the more people lose jobs, the deeper the recession...
  • Riccardo Cocciante (AFP Photo / Tiziana Fabi)
    Musical multiculturalism
    Riccardo Cocciante – Singer-songwriterWhen it comes to musical theater, most people will think about the two cities – New York and London. But the last decade has been the time of triumph for another capital – Paris. And it started with the...
  • French traveler and author, Sylvain Tesson (Photo from Wikipedia.org)
    Silence, space, solitude
    Sylvain Tesson – Author, travelerSince very ancient times humanity has dreamed of travel. This travel and adventure thirst was soothed somewhat in the Age of Discovery. But now, when everything has been discovered on Earth, it seems to be as...
  • General director of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), Japanese Osamu Motojima (AFP Photo)
    Taming fusion
    ­Osamu Motojima – Director General, ITER Organization Nuclear energy is an integral part of most people’s lives today. Nuclear plants generate nearly 15% of the world’s electricity, and are much cleaner than most other energy sources…...
  • Russian-American animator, director and produce, Genndy Tartakovskiy. (Reuters / Fred Thornhill)
    Animating with passion
    Genndy Tartakovsky – AnimatorCartoons are not just for children. Among all the blockbusters we watch in the movie theaters, there always are a few ANIMATED box-office hits. And outstanding animators are just steps away from becoming as famous as...
  • Introducing Quality Sound
    Dr. Dre – Record Producer, Rapper, EntrepreneurJimmy Iovine – Music Producer, EntrepreneurThese days, performers who want to make it big are expected to be backed by a star producer. No matter how talented someone is, it’s believed that the...
  • AFP Photo / Daniel Roland
    Advocating children’s rights
    Stella Kyriakidis – Cyprus Representative to the Council of EuropePeople have long fought for their rights and they have secured a lot of them so far. There are, however, people who have rights, too, but can’t fight for them themselves. They...
  • Jane Monheit
    Jazz with love
    Jane Monheit – Jazz singerNowadays, jazz is not the kind of music to play on every radio station. But rock and pop music, jazz stays one the most popular genres and is considered music “for those who understand”. How does the contemporary...
  • Nian Cai Liu
    Ranking world universities
    Nian Cai Liu – Director, Center for World-Class UniversitiesHigher education is considered nowadays something a successful person can’t do without. The absolute leader in this field is the US, whose universities top all possible...