What made the news in 2013 - the events that moved us, shocked us and gave us hope. Join radio VR's Dasha Chernyshova on a journey through the year that is about to end.
Show hosts: Dasha Chernyshova
What will be President Obama’s legacy after he leaves the Oval Office? The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare that brought the first Afro-American to the presidential office and caused one of the longest government shutdowns in the American history is likely to become the signature legislation of Obama’s presidency. And the Republicans want to deny him this legacy at almost all cost. Jeffrey Feldman is the editor-in-chief of the influential political blog Frameshop, and John Davidson is Health Care Policy Analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation shared their views on Obamacare with the Voice of Russia.
It’s been another tough year for Egypt. The country saw another power change with Egyptian Armed forces announcing the end of Mohamed Morsi’s presidency and the suspension of the constitution on July 3rd . And this year again - thousands of people have been protesting throughout the country, just as it was at the start of the Arab Spring. Robert Mason, Lecturer in International relations at the British University in Cairo, and Hugh Miles, a freelance journalist and author specializing in the Middle East, have shared their opinion with the Voice of Russia.
A charismatic hero to the poor and the most vocal leader of Latin America, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died of cancer at a military hospital in Caracas on the 6th of March. One of the world’s most famous leaders, he openly denounced capitalism and - going against the tide of US hegemony - consistently refused to bow to Washington. The Voice of Russia talked with Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of History and Latin American studies at Pomona College, and Boris Martynov, Deputy Head of the Institute of Latin America with Russian Academy of Sciences about growing positioning Latin America on the world stage.