here and now (1999) 03/03/1999
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The theme of the day is the demands of the Kurdish Workers' Party to release their leader Abdullah Ocalan.
A selection of excerpts from news reports: riots in the streets of European cities.
The guests of the program are Murabi Shamoyev, a member of the Kurdistan Parliament, Alexei Filatov, a member of the State Duma Committee on Geopolitics, Alexei Arbatov, a member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (a teleconference with the "Russia" studio).
MD Shamoyev on the struggle of Kurds to the rights of nationalities living in the territories of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
Discussion of Western policy in the Middle East.
Fragment of the interview with the personal driver A. Ojalan about his life in the Moscow region.
A. Filatov on the stay of A.Ojalan in Russia.
Russia's interests in solving the Kurdish issue.
The connection of guerrilla activities of Kurds with the laying of an oil pipeline through Turkey.
MD Shamoyev refutes information about the attacks on the part of the Kurds.
PersonnelShamoyev M.D. - public figure, chairman of the International Union of Public Kurdish Organizations, vice-president of the Union of Diasporas of the Russian Federation, Member of the Expert Council of the Committee on Nationalities Affairs of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (2000-2008), a member of the Interterritorial Collegium of Advocates (2002-2006).
Arbatov A.G. - candidate of political sciences, doctor of historical sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, social and political figure.
Interethnic conflicts; Foreign policy