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Sophie Shevardnadze

Assad: Erdogan thinks he's Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman (EXCLUSIVE)
In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions.

09.11.2012 04:32

'Assad is completely demonized by the press' – RT’s interviewer
The Syrian conflict is exponentially more complicated than portrayed in the press – and as for President Bashar Assad, he is a well-educated man who has fallen victim to media demonization, says RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze.

08.11.2012 19:50

'Wall St. favors Romney due to anger over Obama 'fat cats' remark'
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney get money from Wall Street, however, most big bankers support Romney. Even though Obama bailed them out, they remember the president’s “fat cat” remarks, The Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel told RT.

02.11.2012 16:24

‘Democracy cannot be brought about from the outside’
The future of human rights and democracy in the volatile, post-Arab Spring Middle East is still murky, with daily violence continuing to threaten the lives of civilians. RT discussed the situation with Russian human rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov.

01.08.2012 10:50

‘Fall of EU could help a new Hitler come to power’
The political and economical crisis of the EU might help a new European Hitler to emerge, warns historian Geoffrey Roberts. He believes the current rise of ultra-nationalism in Europe resembles that one of 1930s as history tends to repeat itself.

24.07.2012 09:20

'The Arab Spring is Arab invention' – Tunisian FM
The Arab Spring is not the result of western help, but a reaction to decades-long western support of authoritarian and despotic regimes in the region, Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister Rafik Abdessalem told RT.

29.06.2012 09:36

Russia protest law follows “best world practices” – Sergey Ivanov
In an exclusive interview with RT, Sergey Ivanov, head of Russia’s presidential administration, explains why Russian democracy is developing in an evolutionary – not a revolutionary - way.

22.06.2012 10:52

‘Tell Brits to remove Cameron and see what happens’ – Assad's adviser
Colonial hegemony prevents the west from believing that Arab peoples are equal to westerners and have the right to choose their own system, Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to the Syrian president, told RT.

20.06.2012 10:36

‘US, Russia like family members: They love and scrap’
Despite sharp differences on a lot of international issues, including the Syrian conflict and the European missile defense shield, a former US Senator is convinced the two countries cannot exist without each other.

18.06.2012 08:57

‘Arab Spring is West-pushed process out of control’
The Arab Spring is the West’s rebound to emerging ecomomies threatening the Western monopoly relations with Arab countries, Tariq Ramadan, professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, shared with RT.

14.06.2012 08:29

‘If the EU were centralized there’d be no crisis’ - Nobel laureate
If Europe were an integrated and truly centralized entity, the public debt problem we witness in Greece, Spain and Italy would have been solved automatically insists American economist and Nobel laureate Eric Maskin, in an exclusive interview to RT.

04.06.2012 11:12

‘I believe in e-democracy’ - Russia’s communications minister
E-democracy is about influencing government’s decisions and finding priority issues, recently appointed Communications Minister Nikolay Nikiforov shared with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze. At 29, he is the youngest member of the new Russian cabinet.

29.05.2012 11:05