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small game is expected to descend still again after just a few days a clear wrap of the unrelenting heat wave continues to stoke wildfires in central russia. plugs a fly at the home of russian naval bases to mark ten years since the court of a submarine tragedy all the families of nine hundred nineteen victims say they feel the loss that struck me is that. i'm confronting we are not like calpol been left wing is. able to expose its one evils oppose it conservation with the. drought and forest fires raging across russia push inflation point two percent high in just a week i'll have gotten much more in the business bulletin in twenty minutes time.
a very warm welcome t. this is from the russian capital with me but now moscow is bracing itself for another uncomfortable called small exports woman a new wave of noxious make is likely to go of the city. of rain gave the capital a couple of days rest by wildfires continue to burn near the center and the relentless heat shows no sign of abating. reports on the outskirts of. the blazes are slowly crawling into the russian capital in this park just on outskirts of moscow several fires have coverage and area of two hundred where meters that have been stopped by now but the smell is still in the air for the past two days however muscovite had a chance to breathe fresh air well as fresh as it can be in the capital of course as the rain fell on the city however experts predict the smog to be back late
thursday thursday or friday. as the wind changes they do say however that it will be much less intense doctors are saying that because of this smaug people's immune systems have gone down so that we will see significant increase in the cold in flu cases over the upcoming also mosco thirty's are saying that the death rate in the city have doubled during this period over fifty people have died in the flames russian authorities are doing everything they can of course to decrease the number of fires. fears however spread among russians many are afraid for their lives how many are simply in unstable emotional states however there are also those who are not giving up and volunteering to help firemen to tackle the blazes and one of the regions that was affected the most by the far is is the region around the city of resign from where my colleague any sonali now reports.
for some the destruction is already being swept away. for others it's sweeping towards them this is how it all starts with a small flame that can quickly engulf the entire forest making this a very fierce battle for emergencies workers and volunteers it has been sergei's job to protect this forest for years but this summer has become his worst nightmare . the most dangerous is one of the treetops are burning. and the flames move at an incredibly fast pace thousands of volunteers have joined in to help fight the flames widen fire breaks between damage to non han trees and damp in the smoking earth. it has to be said the work we have been doing here helps the effort tremendously the battle has been going on for weeks with over fifty dead hundreds injured and thousands homeless while the struggle to contain the flames below
continues hundreds of tons of water are dropped by the emergency services a day by helicopters and specially adapted aircraft. but sergei who will be here once the flames are finally put out is scared there might not be much left to protect. and some time to syria will be just complete heaps of trees. and he's now a r.t. central russia. well despite the fact that moscow has had a gulp of fresh air after a bath of rain the effects of a point for a small haven't been washed away completely later we talk to a meteorologist who explains why the consequences of saying to hire. hiphop doctors are saying in one hour out on the street breathing the small is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes. all those poisonous lead emissions were of such
a scale that air pollution was at times eight times higher than acceptable. even with the small gone we must governments many others have lost our lungs as the trees around us that used to purify the. burned down. but the worst part of it is that a lot of those carbon monoxide emissions and are stuck and yet most of in the book when they mix with steam in the atmosphere they create carbonic acid which then turns into a sort of rain because of that temperature abnormalities you can continue for several years. well you can see the full interview with meteorologist. in about twenty minutes time he. or i will the polo dry spell is making russian wheat march harder to come by this season the harvest is expected to reach around sixty five million tons which is just enough it's me
domestic demand the government now holds in grain exports for the next few months and it could be octavio before they resume russia is the wealth of third largest exports and the announcement that supplies were being cut forced prices to rise but the un's food now cultural lies ations as the russian government's moves are understandable. i sincerely hope that it is still not a case where we will have a grain shortage but there is certainly a very severe situation in terms of supply and the drought has been extremely severe and the production shortfalls are far more far more dissipated as early as three weeks ago therefore it is understandable that the restrictions of on exports is a one way to compact domestic food inflation especially the price of bread wheat mostly is useful and i think this is what the government decided to do not sure that there were many other options perhaps they could have also considered taxing exports or
perhaps do a good deal in knowing gradual terms but you know in situations like this as the year is the you know governments tend to go for the most secure of the measures which is the total ban there had been a very extraordinary action to the ban in russia and the prices of wheat rose very sharply if you're glad that they have calmed down a little bit the market is actually taking into consideration of inventors that are available in other countries in particular in north america so that even invent results and we believe globally this year is global supply and. and for wheat although a bit tighter than we had anticipated it still is very much manageable and he can even take care of the disastrous emergencies currently under currently in pakistan so the inventors are not i mean russia is drawing down on inventor is it will be some more here and but in general terms we are in much better situation than for
example in two thousand and seven and maybe should reach if you recall we had a global food crisis and i think that the russian solution given the situation not just with the grains but also be defiant and all the uncertainties surrounding it really left the government of doubt much other choice and it is understandable. it's out the news now and memorial service is the being held on state all of russia's naval bases to mark a decade since the coup diskette tragedy then you can start going sank killing all on board most of the crew were under sea. as out of the text back. the proof submarine russia's biggest post soviet naval tragedy to date on august twelfth two thousand the nuclear submarine sank in the barents sea. international rescue efforts failed to save anyone on board one hundred eighteen sailors died trapped in a watery grave waiting in vain for help me
a chip it's been ten years but it feels like yesterday when i think of the pain he felt it's me i would do anything give my life to take away his pain anything for my boy. lidia's twenty four year old son andy was a lieutenant on the sub she and her younger sons and grandsons visit under his grave all the time his memory is something they're not prepared to ever let go. i'm a teacher not a military expert so i don't know whether the tragedy could be avoided but i do know it would be should have been see our boys be happy to see very. according to some experts if rescue operations had begun immediately instead of some days later the lives could have been saved official investigation results show that the explosion that tore apart the door pito section of the sub took place here
afterwards oxygen levels in the remaining sectors or survivors huddled dropped dramatically by august fourteenth navy official state of the chances of getting the sailors out allies were minimal week later when divers entered the sob one hundred one thousand people are dead there have been many different versions of what happened to the sub some people believe it may have collided with an american submarine that was in the same waters others that it could have struck a mine left over from the world war two days but regardless of the theories floating about the human tragedy of course cannot be denied were ever forgotten gas rumors are of r.t.e. moscow. coming up. near him but this time it's all about a battle between clothing companies with. the power doing it styles it's a popular seats. first
more than sixty years after the nuremberg trials the city has once again played host to a landmark case this time it was a clothing manufacturer at the center of the controversy a fashion label associated with near nazis accused a left wing group of the foundation claiming its brands have been spoofed you gotta grow up never poor on the legal battle that's about more than just clothes and dust chill dispute between two close manufacturers is the number likely headline grabber but it served heated debate in germany tossed on a makes casual way inspired by nordic mythology closely linked with the ideology of the third reich founded just eight years ago its line has already become very good for german air nazis. but last year the youth wing of the left leaning social democratic party decided to strike out against nazi chic we wanted to do something
about the sub. methods they used to attract the younger people with the with the fashion with contemporary music outdoor activities because it's not like the old fashioned everybody news with the new uniform and the baseball bat or the new label star climber an obvious spot on their original prominently features a powerful marie stork obsessed with nordic mythology and its plan to rule the world of fashion top style or fail to see the funny side and sued for damages brand choosing to filed a lawsuit at the court in nuremberg. the judge has rejected the claim saying store climber is allowed to engage in sad but style of protest that they do not deserve to be parity as peddlers of neo nazi although they had to change their logo because it resembled a swastika they now say they do not carry any notes the symbols which are banned in
germany on nor do they cater to a specific market i have people here who buy clothing for about children i have people here who could be my parents and i have people who are in my age or younger. say critics are oversensitive and have no respect for people's right to choose what they want to wear their clothes have already been banned in many official buildings they want to be the good ones. to see what they spare so but the court opponents say that they will not be happy until steiner is no more it's very difficult to ban it for the whole country for example but everybody or most germans know torture. is a sign of. activists and we don't want this kind.
of activity these kind of people as of now the total start of storefronts in berlin have been defaced in numerous nighttime attacks and there are a few customers the threat of the company's expansion seems to be laid to rest for the moment despite what many here want it's business as usual at this store in central berlin but what the controversy over the court case and the company itself proves is that there is nothing the german establishment fears quite as much as its own history. check out our website for stories and video of course is just some of what's online here at the men essence dot com. human rights activists are criticizing new plans to install implies surveillance. saying at the world's most watched country any more c.c.t.v. . and brushes he waves literally bearing fruit in this is your car
so the rest of the people are grown figs and lemons and bananas from all you had to r.t. dot com. now the u.s. says it plans to end combat operations in iraq by the end of the month and with. all american jews by the end of next year but a top iraqi army officer says the date a privateer the local minute she might not be ready to take over for another decade more than sixty thousand coalition soldiers the current to advise iraqi forces but some officials say a power vacuum and political instability there is making conditions right. to come back well it to us about that militia leaders say the terror group is trying to bribe them offering to pay more if they return to the insurgency afghan war veteran it changed in the past as al qaeda is fueled by america's extended presence in the region. the coalition forces of failed to realize what's making al qaeda grow al
qaeda is growing because of of continued presence u.s. and nato forces in in the middle east i mean we have we have completely surrounded the middle east in bases in united arab emirates and saudi arabia in iraq in afghanistan in kuwait and as a result of our bases being there the greater islamic world sees that and they see their their environment being taken over by what they see as occupiers no i don't personally i don't necessarily think that the united states wants to conquer and control all of the middle east but i think that we definitely want to demonstrate power there so we put in military bases there the big problem is that this hasn't a properly assess the threat the threat is five to seven thousand militants and every day that we stay inside the middle east those militants have fuel to grow. ok let's go check on some other international news now this hour and the u.n. is appealing the more than four hundred million dollars in emergency aid to the
flood victims of. desperation is it really as many leavings of the population which is a pinnacle in the shut it down of the way it's. going to start trying to destroy and help the struggling to get through more than six hundred people have done so far more leave the country's worst natural disaster. meanwhile the number of people killed as a result of the extreme weather in northern china now stands at more than eleven hundred over six hundred of those also may say thousands of rescuers about three hundred going out on roads that were blocked by an avalanche of. the full calls to say more downpours are expected over the next few days. about which over to plunge into a ravine in peru killed at least twenty four people and injured several of those four children are among the dead rescue efforts were delayed because if they did
the mobile phone black spots make it difficult to call for help while crashes like this happen frequently in peru because of poor roads in vehicles or substandard driving regulations. well as extreme weather brakes wreck all around the world this year max. columnist should learn to take a college g. into account. here tara capital that's a good phrase i like that in other words this is what the economy is trying to deal with now because nobody cost to the true cost of air or water so oil the things that were just taken for granted for hundreds of years suddenly they're running out there is a little known bank on wall street called forest maze your it's mother nature's bank and it's called. loans billions trillions hundreds of trillions in loans and the earth can't pay those loans and the result is catastrophic eco failure in
this case ecological failure. that is the cause reported there just a time and don't miss it ok does a few minutes they will have some expert insight into why rush has been baking bestseller but stephanie kennedy on the business desk good to see this morning well rush has been trying it so whether these extremely conditions tell us about the economic impact that it's all having well i was the combination of abnormally high temperatures drought and forest fires have already triggered o'briens in consumer prices in russia inflation in the country has risen zero point two percent in a week that's the fastest pace in several months but wednesday the federal statistics service also revealed g.d.p. figures russia's economy grew five point two percent in the second quarter of two thousand and ten slightly worse than expected russia's ministry of economic
development have estimated g.d.p. at five point four percent. and those high inflation figures are likely to leak into the banking sphere with the refinancing rate and therefore that lending rate appreciating. reports. russia's inflation rate has been sliding lower from fifteen percent two years ago to well under six percent at the end of the first half of this year but those days are. see the economic grip bounden drought after food prices meaning the road ahead is inflation as we watch them of five with below six the sound thought they may pull me it's true that russia. doesn't have enough time to allow its quite near the full benefit of this favorable month for conditions because right now with the accelerated inflationary pressures . it would therefore we'll see some upward pressure frustrate which in a way will have to the fall of the inflation the drop in inflation has give the
central bank room to slash their refinancing read fourteen consecutive times to seven point seven five percent in the last year and a half to rescue this should have enabled retail banks to slash their lending rates in loans to the real economy many banks certainly have done so but the boost to lending has been sluggish at best an industry says corporate rates are still higher than they should be and there was a douche this week president when video became aware of one being still charging eighteen percent and he wasn't impressed with the distrust between banks an industry still exists refinancing rate is low at an all time historical lows and credit rates are high but i'm unpleasantly surprised by eighteen percent this information needs checking eighteen percent is an intolerable rate with the current refinancing rate that means the profit is huge more than one hundred percent i wish . the rates on their loans reflect the risks they need to take as well as the costs
they see the higher rates reflect more risk domestic borrowing costs will rise when the central bank leaves the rates but is still under the financial system makes capital even more expensive for and uses acting as a brake on the economy you need to do a business r.t. the russian government is planning another three hundred thirty million dollars into the second stage of its cash for clunkers program this scheme has already basted the market with growing by more than a third since its launch. we have begun the realisation of the second stage of the cash for clunkers program of the documents for the financial support of ten billion rubles we have just signed sixty thousand cars and sixty thousand customers have already been reserved in the framework of a sales purchase agreement which will eventually lead to another two hundred thousand what is important to point out is that we did not start the utilization program immediately after the crisis but slightly later for which we were actually
criticised but i think we have to correctly this stimulated production rather than a sell of existing cars in warehouses. and that's have a heavy acting market is shaping up it's a choppy days trade for european stocks the footsie has turned positive in the last hour but only just its big board buy a strong telecommunications sector miners are also high on news of rio tinto share buyback but for the banks and energy majors are hampering gains here in moscow russian markets are also dipping gazprom and underperforming on the my sex what you call and response are all lending some support with games between a quarter and a half a percent this hour. the price of benchmark crude oil has dropped for a day to seven to seven dollars a barrel amid growing concerns of a slowdown in economic recovery in the world's biggest energy consuming countries however b.p.'s oil spill could help to keep the price stable as analysts claim that
the disaster will reduce barrel output by sixty thousand barrels a day for the rest of two thousand and ten. russian mobile phone major com is in talks to buy two international operators the company aims to acquire one hundred percent of italian mobile operator wind and a controlling stake in order us com telecom which operates in asia and africa by both would set back some six and a half a billion dollars although much of that would be in shares wind or eskom are currently owned by egyptian believe that nike observer. this is expected to get about twenty three percent of the russian mobile provider as part of the deal the bill comes amid shareholders alpha group helen or i like you to see their respective stakes fall to thirty five and twenty seven percent there's no comment so far from any of the companies involved. and that's all from the business scene for now but you can always find more stories on our website that's r.t. dot com slash business.
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