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poison the small gears expected to descend almost go again long to just a few days of clear air as the only relenting heat wave continues to stoke wildfires in central russia. flags are flying monster russian naval bases tomorrow ten years since the course the real tragedy of families of the one hundred eighteen families say they feel the loss is strongly as . confronting me you know we can't walk in the left wing is set up a close label to expose its rivals suppose it was the nation that there was. a very warm welcome see this is all to you live in the russian capital i'm alice
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habits bracing itself for another uncomfortable cloud of small experts warn that a new wave of noxious smoke is like. a change of wind and a burst of rain gave the capital a couple of days' rest by wildfires continue to be in the relentless heat shows no sign of abating. reports in the outskirts of moscow. the blazes are slowly crawling into the russian capital in this park just on the outskirts of moscow several fires have covered and there are 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
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systems have gone down so that we will see a 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 told you 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
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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 when 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 honk trees and dampen 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.
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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 cheese. and he's now a r.t. central russia. despite the fact of how the gulp of fresh air after a best of rain the effects of the point. haven't been washed away completely later on when talking to a meteorologist who explains why the consequences are so dire. if a few 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 of the fifty eight times higher than acceptable gaza but even with the small gone we must given it's many others have
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lost our lungs as the trees around us that used to purify the. down. but the worst part of it all is that a lot of those of carbon monoxide emissions and are stuck in the city. but when they mix with steam in the atmosphere it may create carbonic acid which then turn this into consideration because of that temperature abnormalities can continue for several years. and you can see the full interview with meteorologist. and that's next hour here on our c. now the prolonged dry spell is making russia much harder to come by this season the harvest is expects to reach around sixty five million tons which is just enough to meet domestic demand the government now holding a grain eggs for the next few months it could be ten before they resume russia is
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the world's largest exporter and the announcement that supplies were being cut forced prices to rise but the un's food in our culture organization says the russian government's moves are understandable. i sincerely hope that it is still not a case where we will have a green 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 comp our domestic food inflation especially the price of bread wheat mostly is useful and i think this is what the government at the end decided to do i'm not sure that there were that many of the options perhaps they could have also considered taxing exports or perhaps do a good even 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
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the total ban there had been a very extraordinary action to the ban in russia and the prices. rose very sharply if you're glad that they have calmed down a little bit the market is actually taking into consideration amount of inventors that are available in other countries in particular in north america so they even invent result and we believe globally this year's global supply and demand for we. 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 the 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 eight issue the chief you'll recall we had a global food crisis and i think that the russian solution given the situation not
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just with the grains but also be defiant and all the uncertainty surrounding it really left a government of doubt much other choice and it is understandable. now memorial service is of being held on thursday at all of russia's naval bases to mark a decade since the course tragedy the nuclear submarine sank killing on boards all most of the crew on the thirty lost his company looks part of. the group's 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. a chip it's been ten years but it feels like yesterday when i think of the pain he felt it's cured me i would
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do anything give my life to take away his anything from my boy. leaders twenty four year old son and he 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 they should have been seized i would be happy to see very. according to some experts if rescue operations had begun immediately instead of some days later lives could have been saved official investigation results show that the explosion the tore apart the door pito section of the sub took place here afterwards oxygen levels in the remaining sectors where survivors huddled dropped dramatically by aug fourteenth navy official state of the chances of getting the sailors our allies
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were minimal week later when divers entered the sub one hundred eighteen people. there have been many different versions of what happened to them. 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. r t moscow. try. to clothe. her. among the. first.
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more than sixty years after the nuremberg trials the city has once again paid hayes to a landmark case but this time it was a clothing manufacturer at the center of the controversy a fashion label associated with the. left wing group of defamation claiming its brand. is going to report on legal. more than just. an industrial dispute between two manufacturers is the number likely headline grabber but it served heated debate in germany. 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 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 this. methods
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they used to attract the younger people with it with passion with contemporary music and outdoor activities because it's not like the old fashioned neo nazi everybody news with a new uniform and a baseball bat or the new label star column or an obvious spot on their original prominently features a powerful re store obsessed with nordic mythology and its plan to rule the world of fashion thorsteinn have failed to see the funny side and sued for damages brand choosing to file the lawsuit at the court in nuremberg. the judge has rejected the claim saying still climber is allowed to engage in satire but style of protest that they do not deserve to be parody as peddlers of new 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. i have
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people here who could be my parents and i have people who are in my age or younger. steiner say their 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 it's a launch to be the good ones in terms of the they want to see the scoop and what despair so they're called to phone and say that they will not be happy until steiner is no more it's very difficult to ban it in for a whole country for example but everybody or most germans know toss china is 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
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have been defaced in numerous nighttime attacks and there are 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. artsy belin. if you get to check out our web site of course for a whole lot or all the stories that we've come today of his to some of was on line his ass he talked about the movement for you which is human rights activists are criticizing the e.u. plans to install in-flight surveillance of passengers saying of the world's most watched country doesn't need more c.c.t.v. . and russia's heat wave is truly bearing fruit in this is the
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father of the west of the urals people are growing figs leavens and but not owners but more do head to r.t. dot com. the u.s. says it plans to end combat operations in iraq by the end of the month and to withdraw all american troops by the end of next year but a top iraqi army officer says the dates are probably cheer as the local military 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 is making conditions are ripe for an al qaeda come back to us backed militia leaders say the terror group is trying to bribe them offering to pay more if they return to insurgency afghan war veteran jake says al qaida is a 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
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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 the. we definitely want to demonstrate power there so we put in military bases there the big problem is that this hasn't appropriately 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 it's going to check council international news this hour and the u.n. is appealing for more than four hundred million dollars in emergency aid for the flood victims of pakistan desperation is growing as millions of people face
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shortages of food and water after being deluged by severe rains homes phone learned and infrastructure has been destroyed and help is struggling to get more than six hundred people have died so far more says the country's worst ever natural disaster . meanwhile the number of people killed those results of extreme weather are northern china now stands at more than the level in the hundreds over six hundred others are still missing thousands of rescue is the battling to clean up roads that were blocked by now lol it's a very modern rock full course to save more pools or expect to see over the next few days. a pulse which overturned and plunged into a ravine improve who has killed at least twenty four people and injured several others four children are among the dead rescue efforts were delayed because it
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happened in a mobile phone bloodsport making it difficult to call for help crashes like this happens frequently in peru because of poor grades and vehicles and substantive driving regulations. well as extreme weather breaks the records around the world this year max kaiser and stacey have it so economists should learn to take ecology 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 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 ranger or it's mother nature's bank and it's calling in. the 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.
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is the kaiser report and they are just heaven is taiwan aussie de mint said but the phone calls them to the business desk like that he has got all the latest for us all great. great for the. we've gone to. the biggest issues get voice face to face with the news makers.
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our welcome to our business program good to have you with us the russian government is planning a plowing another three hundred thirty million dollars into the second stage of its cash for clunkers program is king has already moved to the car market with sales growing by more about 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 utilisation program immediately after the crisis but slightly later for which we were actually criticised but i think we acted correctly this stimulated production rather than a sell of existing cars in a warehouse is. her inflation figures that have come to russia likely to leak into
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the banking square were the financing rate and therefore the lending rate appreciating that a bit 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 here but those days are missing with the economic greer bounden drought f.x. food prices meaning the road ahead is inflation as we could watch them off lightly below six the sound thought they may pull me and it's true that russia. doesn't have enough time to allow its quantum in the full benefit of this favorable month for conditions because right now with the accelerate inflationary pressure it would therefore we will see some upward pressure on interest rates which in the way will have to the fall of the inflation the drop in inflation has give the central bank room to slash the refinancing read fourteen consecutive times to seven point seven
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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 on the visit do this week president been video became aware of one being still charging eighteen percent and he wasn't impressed with the distrust between banks an industry still exists to 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 which. the rates on their loans reflect the risks they need to take as well as the costs the higher rates reflect more risk name. costs will rise when
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the central bank leaves three pts 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 your business archie. comics now have a look at how the equity markets are shaping up it's a choppy day's trade for european stocks the footsie has turned positive in the last hour it's being void by a strong telecommunications sector kleiner they're also high on the news of rio tinto share buyback but foreign banks and energy majors have three games the dax is trading lower as well. here in moscow russian markets are also dipping lower gas from a spare bank under-performing otherwise expert look oil and bruce hydro are all ending some support with gains of between a quarter and half percent this hour. and the price of benchmark crude oil has dropped for a third day to seventy seven dollars a barrel amid growing concerns of a slowdown and economic recovery in the world's biggest energy consuming countries
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over b.p.'s oil spill could help to keep the price stable as a list claim that the disaster will reduce. by sixty thousand barrels a day for the rest of two thousand and ten. russian mobile phone major vertebral column 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 or us called telecom which operates in asia and africa buying both would set me back some six and a whole billion dollars although much of that would be shared when our us call are currently owned by egyptian billionaire. saab the risk there is who is expected to get about twenty two percent of the russian mob are provided as part of the deal as well comes main shareholder alpha group and tellen are a likely to see the respective stakes fall to thirty five and twenty seven percent there is no comment so far from any of the companies involved. russia's only
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working gambling zone us all city maybe close down the government of krasnodar region of the government to move a zone from a remote area in roll stuff reachin to cross the garcia. local authorities have already invested thirty three million dollars in us off gambling area but failed to attract any clients due to the like infrastructure after a ban on gambling implemented more than a year ago all the casinos in russia was to be removed to force special zones but only one casino has been open since then. that's all the news i have for this hour join me in in about fifteen minutes from now for more meanwhile let's take a look at what's happening in the.
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